Obituaries

Helen Dickerson
B: 1920-08-29
D: 2018-05-17
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Dickerson, Helen
Paul Runion
B: 1954-09-23
D: 2018-05-17
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Runion, Paul
MayDean Hardy
B: 1918-08-29
D: 2018-05-16
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Hardy, MayDean
Violet O'Keefe
B: 1938-01-13
D: 2018-05-14
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O'Keefe, Violet
Lydia Dayton
B: 1962-05-29
D: 2018-05-14
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Dayton, Lydia
Gerald McClanahand
B: 1933-08-14
D: 2018-05-13
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McClanahand, Gerald
Nina Goswick
B: 1941-10-21
D: 2018-05-13
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Goswick, Nina
Mavis Currier
B: 1926-11-15
D: 2018-05-11
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Currier, Mavis
Kiers Rowley
B: 1969-09-10
D: 2018-05-10
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Rowley, Kiers
Sara Issa
B: 1982-04-07
D: 2018-05-10
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Issa, Sara
Danny Morgan
B: 1937-06-29
D: 2018-05-09
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Morgan, Danny
Dixie Hunt
B: 1934-09-27
D: 2018-05-09
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Hunt, Dixie
Robert Norris
B: 1944-12-21
D: 2018-05-09
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Norris, Robert
William Compton
B: 1937-03-24
D: 2018-05-09
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Compton, William
Wayne Katz
B: 1936-08-02
D: 2018-05-06
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Katz, Wayne
Ronald Mitchell
B: 1938-02-10
D: 2018-05-06
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Mitchell, Ronald
Barbara Caldwell
B: 1946-11-01
D: 2018-05-05
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Caldwell, Barbara
Wanita Reiss
B: 1930-11-27
D: 2018-05-05
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Reiss, Wanita
Patricia Bertsch
B: 1924-03-19
D: 2018-05-04
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Bertsch, Patricia
Linda Baker
B: 1954-03-30
D: 2018-05-04
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Baker, Linda
Bill Richardson
B: 1930-12-13
D: 2018-05-04
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Richardson, Bill

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1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900
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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.