Share |

Raymond Ross Shepherd, 83, of Mound City, Kan., was born Nov. 28, 1931, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of Gerald E. and Frances E. (Raab) Shepherd. He departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, at his home surrounded with love and family.
Raymond was a 1949 Kansas City Lillis High School graduate. He was a U.S. Korean War Navy veteran.
On Sept. 2, 1968, he was united in marriage to June Marie Springer in Clinton, Mo. Raymond was a gifted welder. He was an iron worker with the Union Local #10 in Lawrence, Kan. Later he owned and operated his own company Superior Welder in Lawrence. He was a member of the Eagle’s Lodge of Lawrence, American Legion Post #0058 of Mound City, 32-degree Mason and a member of the Shriner’s Abdullah Temple of Lawrence.
In his spare time he enjoyed golfing, fishing and gardening. He was a proud father and grandfather; a true family man and patriarch.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; one brother Gerald Shepherd; and one sister Mary Deeds.
He is survived by his wife, June, of Mound City; three sons Rick (and Gwen LawRance) Peek of Louisburg, Kan., Donald Shepherd and David Shepherd, both of Johnstown, Pa.; two daughters Dena (and Jeff Hemus) Shipley of Mound City, and Roberta Kimlin of Shawnee, Kan.; one brother Richard Shepherd of Florida; three sisters Patricia Lea of San Bernadino, Calif., Kathleen (and Jim) Milam of Edwards, Mo., Julie (and Phillip) Salley of Montgomery, Ala.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at the funeral home. Graveside military services and interment followed in the Staley-Mound Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cancer Society of America and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.stanley-dickeyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080 (816) 540-5550.

OBITUARIES

Karen Joyce Hughes Kidwell 09-09-1948 to 09-10-2021

thumb

    Published in the Linn County News   Karen Joyce Hughes Kidwell, 73, of Linn Valley, Kan. passed away September 10th at her home. She was born Sept. 9, 1948 in Kansas City, Kan. She was a graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School, Bethany Hospital... [More]

Leota Vondell Burris 08-30-1936 to 09-09-21

thumb

    Linn County News Published Sept. 15, 2021   Leota Vondell Burris, age 85, Mound City, Kan., passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.  She was born in Marceline, Mo., on Aug. 30, 1936, the daughter of Thomas B. and Estel A. Watson Adams. She... [More]

Janet (Brown) Maschino 03-29-1957 to 09-09-2021

thumb

    Linn County News Published Sept. 15, 2021   Janet (Brown) Maschino, 64, of rural Pleasanton and Parsons, passed away peacefully at 3:13 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Erie. Janet’s story starts on March... [More]

More Obituaries

View All Obituaries

NEWS

New IRS plan in $3.5 trillion spending package opens consumer checking accounts to federal oversight

thumb

  By JACKIE TAYLOR Linn County News jackielcn@linncountynews.net   Consumers beware as President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending package advances through Congress as much of the cost will come from new oversight on personal checking accounts. The oversight... [More]

Pleasanton to be FSCC trade school location

thumb

  Former Cox Motor Co. building, potential site for school By JACKIE TAYLOR Linn County News jackielcn@linncountynews.net   Entering executive session for data relating to partnerships, the Pleasanton City Council spent 50 minutes discussing a partnership... [More]

State withdraws plea offer on Martin case

thumb

  A hearing at Linn County District Court for 2019-CR-000210, State of Kansas versus Lonnie Shane Martin, was held Friday afternoon for a no go preliminary where Assistant County Attorney Justin Meeks informed District Judge Terri Johnson that the state was withdrawing... [More]

More News

SPORTS

Young ‘Hawks meet varsity tempo in opening loss

thumb

  It’s been a bumpy start to the 2021 season for Jayhawk-Linn’s football team. A roster with 19 underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) among its 32 members missed both their Aug. 27 home jamboree with Pleasanton and Erie because of COVID-19 and its scheduled... [More]

Prairie View cross country varsity girls earn first place at Fort Scott

thumb

  BY ADAM HOLT LINN COUNTY NEWS holtadam82@yahoo.com The Prairie View cross country teams traveled to Fort Scott on Sept. 9 to compete in the Fort Scott Invitational. The Buffalos again performed well as the varsity girls won as a team. Head Coach Marcie Caldwell... [More]

More Sports

OBITUARIES POLICY

• May be mailed, e-mailed, faxed or hand delivered.
• Must be received by 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning in order to appear in that week's edition.
• Full obituaries submitted by individuals are required to be paid in advance.
• Obituaries submitted by funeral homes will be billed to the funeral home.
• Cost: $30 for 300 words or less. Each additional word over 300, 10¢. Photograph $5.
Call Barbara at 913-352-6235 or e-mail reporter@linncountynews.net

PLEASANTON WEATHER