Every life tells a story, here are some of the honored loved ones Hoefer Funeral Home has had the pleasure of serving. Click on the names below to view the obituary and send condolences online.
|Carole Lacen - November 23, 2014|
Carole Lacen, age 73 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Born Saturday, April 5, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late George Reid and the late Betty Fox. She and Bill Lacen were united in marriage September 24,1958. He preceded her in death December 20, 2012. Also preceding her in death are her adoptive parents who raised her, Charles and...
|Kenneth J. Wood - November 7, 2014|
Kenneth J. Wood, age 59 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Friday, November 7, 2014, at Meyer Care Center in Higginsville.
Born Monday, January 31, 1955 in Phelps City, Missouri, he was the son of the late John Christopher Wood and Marilyn W. (Welch) Wood.
Kenneth worked as a machine operator at the Sika Corporation in Belton, Missouri retiring in 2013. He lived in Belton until returning to live in Higginsville in 2014. He was a 1974...
|Verneal C. Koch - November 1, 2014|
Verneal C. Koch, age 85 of Odessa, Missouri died on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Golden Living Center -New Haven in Odessa.
Born Thursday, May 23, 1929 in Hawk Point, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Walter Fredrick Winter and the late Dena Marie (Werges) Winter. She and Virgil H. Koch were united in marriage April 29, 1951. He preceded her in death August 18, 2014. Also preceded in death are two daughters, Carol Louise Koch and...
|Connie S. Thaller - October 15, 2014|
Connie S. Thaller, age 63 of Higginsville, Missouri died Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at Golden Living Center-New Haven in Odessa, Missouri.
Born Friday, March 23, 1951 in Independence, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late David Kegley and the late June (Willard) Kegley. She and Arthur B. Thaller were united in marriage June 14, 1986.
Connie worked in dietary food service at Higginsville Habilitation Center, retiring in 2010. She...
|Alexander Gregory Estevez - October 14, 2014|
Alexander Gregory Estevez, age 56 of Warrensburg, Missouri died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his home.
Born Sunday, May 11, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri, he was the son of the late Quirino Rodriquez and Alexandra (Ramirez) Rodriquez.
Mr. Estevez lived in Higginsville from 1981-2012 when he moved to Warrensburg. He was never married.
Surviving are his mother, Alexandra Rodriquez of Lee's Summit, Missouri; two brothers, Vincent...
|Henry Shobe Ernstmeyer - October 13, 2014|
Henry Shobe Ernstmeyer, age 95 of Warrensburg, Missouri, formerly of Corder, Missouri died on Monday, October 13, 2014, at Country Club Care Center in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Born Sunday, November 10, 1918 in Corder, he was the son of the late August William Ernstmeyer and the late Edna Richard (Shobe) Ernstmeyer. He married Martha Pauline Willard on December 16, 1942. She preceded him in death on June 3, 2011. Also preceded in death are one...
|Beverly F. Green - October 8, 2014|
Beverly F. Green, age 73 of Higginsville, Missouri died on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at Riverbend Heights Health & Rehabilitation in Lexington, Missouri.
Born Sunday, May 18, 1941 in Higginsville, she was the daughter of the late Horace E. McCulloch and the late Lula Elizabeth (Tebbenkamp) McCulloch. She and Harold Eugene Green, Sr. were united in marriage October 15, 1956. He preceded her in death August 1, 2013. Also preceding her in...
|Louise Sanders Echelmeier - October 6, 2014|
Louise S. Echelmeier (nee Ruth Louise Sanders) was born in a salt box farm house in rural Higginsville, Missouri on a cold February 25th, 1931, and was immediately put into hot blankets warmed on a wood stove. Her parents were Virgil and Ruth (nee Borgstadt) Sanders.
Louise showed very early artistic talents making a dolls dress out of a rectangular star-and-stripe piece of cloth (a flag), which propelled her immediately into controversy from...
|Charles "Charley" Trigg - October 4, 2014|
Charles "Charley" Trigg, age 69 of Mayview, Missouri died on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at the V.A. Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Born Sunday, March 4, 1945 in Concordia, Missouri, he was the son of the late Jesse Isaac Trigg and the late Therese Elsie (Westerhouse) Trigg. He and Ruth Ann Gadt were united in marriage on January 22, 1988.
Charley worked as a farmer and lived in the Higginsville area most of his life, moving to...
|Tim Shillingburg - October 2, 2014|
Tim Shillingburg, a beloved husband, dad and grandpa, age 64 of Higginsville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, in Higginsville.
Born Friday, September 8, 1950 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Pete Shillingburg and the late Dorothy (Landis) Shillingburg. He and Jennifer Randolph were united in marriage November 5, 1973.
Retiring from the Internal Revenue Service in 2007, Tim lived in Blue...
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