Obituaries

Ruth Bonifield
B: 1938-01-15
D: 2019-02-22
View Details
Bonifield, Ruth
Bruce Holsworth
B: 1952-08-19
D: 2019-02-20
View Details
Holsworth, Bruce
Elsie Stears
B: 1925-12-16
D: 2019-02-20
View Details
Stears, Elsie
Darrin Hodges
B: 1972-05-10
D: 2019-02-19
View Details
Hodges, Darrin
Jerry Fellers
B: 1934-02-23
D: 2019-02-19
View Details
Fellers, Jerry
Dorothy Elliott
B: 1939-12-25
D: 2019-02-18
View Details
Elliott, Dorothy
Patricia Gribble
B: 1931-08-09
D: 2019-02-18
View Details
Gribble, Patricia
Phyllis Marrs
B: 1940-07-29
D: 2019-02-17
View Details
Marrs, Phyllis
Linda Hahn
B: 1942-11-12
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Hahn, Linda
Michael Romines
B: 1944-12-25
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Romines, Michael
Sandra Allen
B: 1940-09-22
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
Allen, Sandra
Barbara Heinecke
B: 1940-05-10
D: 2019-02-15
View Details
Heinecke, Barbara
Charlotte Beyer
B: 1941-03-05
D: 2019-02-15
View Details
Beyer, Charlotte
Lindy Dona
B: 1927-11-02
D: 2019-02-15
View Details
Dona, Lindy
Darreld Alderman
B: 1934-07-14
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Alderman, Darreld
John Butler
B: 1948-02-21
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Butler, John
Timothy Harper
B: 1970-09-01
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Harper, Timothy
Ronald Barker
B: 1954-04-02
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Barker, Ronald
Cleo Larson
B: 1936-12-30
D: 2019-02-14
View Details
Larson, Cleo
Russell Brooks
B: 1946-05-08
D: 2019-02-13
View Details
Brooks, Russell
Marilyn Trumbull
B: 1949-10-15
D: 2019-02-12
View Details
Trumbull, Marilyn

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1501 W. Lexington Ave.
Independence, MO 64052
Phone: 816-252-7900
Fax:

Death Certificates

Perhaps the single most important document you’ll need in the coming weeks, the death certificate is important for:

Legal Reasons: The death certificate is a permanent legal record of the fact of death. State agencies always stipulate that a death certificate is to be filed. It provides important information about:  the decedent, the cause of death, and final disposition.  

This information is used in the application for insurance benefits, settlement of pension claims, and transfer of title of real and personal property.  The certificate is prima facie evidence of the fact of death and, therefore, can be introduced in court as evidence when a question about the death arises.

Personal Reasons: The death certificate in many cases provides family members with closure, peace-of-mind, and documentation of the cause of death. It also provides peace-of-mind by facilitating efficient processing of needed benefits as those described above.

Vital Statistics Reasons: The death certificate is the source for state and national mortality statistics.  It is needed for a variety of medical and health-related research efforts. It is used to determine which medical conditions receive research and development funding, to set public health goals and policies, and to measure health status at local, state, national, and international levels. This data is valuable as a research tool and by influencing research funding.

Before the business and legal issues of the estate can be pursued, it will be necessary to obtain certified copies of the death certificate. You can order them from:

  1. Your Funeral Director
  2. The Registrar of Vital Statistics in your area

It is always better to order a few more than what you think you will need. Most agencies will only accept certified death certificates, not photocopies.

In some cases, there may be a need to obtain a certified copy of the death certificate without a cause of death. These certificates are needed to transfer the title on a house, mobile home, and automobile or in some cases for court procedures. You should make this request when ordering the certified copies.

If you have questions about obtaining copies of a Death Certificate, please call us. We’re here to assist you.