Obituaries

Mary Villers
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2018-09-15
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Villers, Mary
Richard Pruitt
B: 1934-08-31
D: 2018-09-15
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Pruitt, Richard
Nicholas Bell
B: 1960-07-24
D: 2018-09-13
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Bell, Nicholas
Granville Morgan
B: 1934-07-20
D: 2018-09-12
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Morgan, Granville
Marian Hall-Carr
B: 1928-08-26
D: 2018-09-11
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Hall-Carr, Marian
Dixie Brown
B: 1941-06-06
D: 2018-09-09
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Brown, Dixie
Betty Calovich
B: 1928-05-26
D: 2018-09-09
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Calovich, Betty
James Barbour
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2018-09-09
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Barbour, James
Peter Jaynes
B: 1968-01-07
D: 2018-09-09
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Jaynes, Peter
Patrick Simpson
B: 1958-12-02
D: 2018-09-09
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Simpson, Patrick
Alice Wiley
B: 1936-12-28
D: 2018-09-06
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Wiley, Alice
Norman Sims
B: 1948-05-18
D: 2018-09-06
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Sims, Norman
Ruth Horn
B: 1929-10-03
D: 2018-09-05
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Horn, Ruth
Gary Richardson
B: 1957-02-22
D: 2018-09-05
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Richardson, Gary
Sharon Linnenbringer
B: 1950-08-25
D: 2018-09-05
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Linnenbringer, Sharon
Patricia Baer
B: 1933-12-21
D: 2018-09-05
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Baer, Patricia
Lisa Cook
B: 1955-11-07
D: 2018-09-04
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Cook, Lisa
Tommie Dillard
B: 1960-09-25
D: 2018-09-04
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Dillard, Tommie
Timothy Savage
B: 1955-12-05
D: 2018-09-04
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Savage, Timothy
Barbara Jones
B: 1944-02-27
D: 2018-09-02
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Jones, Barbara
Cleota Parker
B: 1925-10-22
D: 2018-09-02
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Parker, Cleota

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1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
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Family Owned and Operated

Roland and Beth Speaks originally founded Speaks funeral home in 1936.  Since that time, three generations of family owners have been proud to serve the community, while making sure that the main focus of our staff will always be to honor the needs of the families we serve.

With so many funeral homes in the Kansas City area having sold to large out-of-town conglomerates, it is important to most families to know that our owners live right here in the area, attend local churches, and are involved in the local community in many ways. 

Even in Independence, MO, not all funeral homes are locally owned.   Several well-known area establishments are controlled by out-of-town corporations.  We believe that the needs of the local community are best served by a family-owned firm like ours.