Obituaries

Grace Kneedler
B: 1934-12-29
D: 2018-12-13
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Kneedler, Grace
Steven Steffan
B: 1960-01-30
D: 2018-12-12
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Steffan, Steven
Kenneth Johnston
B: 1938-01-18
D: 2018-12-11
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Johnston, Kenneth
Alberto Ibarra
B: 1944-10-24
D: 2018-12-11
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Ibarra, Alberto
Peggy Ward
B: 1947-09-27
D: 2018-12-10
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Ward, Peggy
Shirley Stanley
B: 1932-11-11
D: 2018-12-10
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Stanley, Shirley
Kenneth DeSpain
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2018-12-09
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DeSpain, Kenneth
Barbara Fabela
B: 1955-12-06
D: 2018-12-09
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Fabela, Barbara
Helen Warren
B: 1923-09-16
D: 2018-12-09
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Warren, Helen
Ivy Carpenter
B: 1931-07-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Carpenter, Ivy
Charles Struewe
B: 1925-01-27
D: 2018-12-07
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Struewe, Charles
James Goodwin
B: 1955-10-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Goodwin, James
Patricia Larabee
B: 1936-02-01
D: 2018-12-07
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Larabee, Patricia
Cheryl Kosman
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2018-12-07
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Kosman, Cheryl
Lawrence Smith
B: 1926-07-19
D: 2018-12-04
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Smith, Lawrence
Priscilla Mershon
B: 1945-06-04
D: 2018-12-04
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Mershon, Priscilla
Judyth Cook
B: 1950-09-27
D: 2018-12-04
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Cook, Judyth
Mildred Wheaton
B: 1918-05-15
D: 2018-12-03
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Wheaton, Mildred
Gladys Tyree
B: 1929-12-13
D: 2018-12-02
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Tyree, Gladys
Gerald Petersen
B: 1949-09-19
D: 2018-12-02
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Petersen, Gerald
James Bales
B: 1960-07-09
D: 2018-12-01
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Bales, James

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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.