Friday, Sept. 3, at Carson-Speaks Funeral Home, 1501 W. Lexington Ave. Independence. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Children with AIDS Project, PO Box 23778, Tempe, AZ 85285. Ronnie was born Dec. 5, 1946, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of Laurice “Shorty” and Lauretta (Sowell) Ashworth. He was a U.S. Army veteran of 15 years, having served in Vietnam. Ronnie retired in 2008 from the Postal Service as a Machine Supervisor. He played the guitar for many years and was often seen playing with numerous bands at the Eagles Lodge in Independence. Ronnie married Linda R. Baker in 1965, and they had two sons. He later married Cathy Hiatt in 1986. Ronnie was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his sons, Ronnie D. Ashworth, Jr. of Independence, and Thomas E. Ashworth and his wife Jamie of Omaha, Neb.; stepson, Charlie Hiatt of Bethany; grandson, Ethan Alexander; mother, Lauretta Ashworth; sister, Nancy George; and brother, Denny Ashworth, all of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces and nephews. Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel, (816) 252-7900.
Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 913-4511860
MARIAN LOUISE BARTLEY
Marian Louise Herbers Bartley, 55, of Overland Park, Kan., formerly of Holton, died August 23, 2010. Cremation. Family visitation 10 a.m., Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, Mercer Funeral Home, Holton. Memorials Marian Bartley Memorial Fund c/o Mercer F.H., PO Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.
CHARLES F. BIDDING
Charles F. Bidding, 77, of KCK, died August 29, 2010. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Topeka, Kan. Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home & Crematory, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan., (913) 621-6400.
WILLIAM M. BLIXT
William M. “Bill” Blixt, 70, of Lee’s Summit, Mo., passed away Monday, August 30, 2010.
Bill was born July 24, 1940, in Lexington, Mo., to Alfred and Lucille (Morris) Blixt. He retired after 20 years of service from General Motors. He was a member of Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church Lee’s Summit.
Survivors include his two children, Carla Davis of Kansas City, Mo., and Patrick (Lisa) Blixt of Oxford, Iowa; three grandchildren, Tiffany (James) Roberts of Jamesport, Mo., Zachary Blixt of Chillicothe, Mo., and Kaden Blixt of Oxford, Iowa; one great-granddaughter, Summer Roberts of Jamesport; a brother, Alfred J. Blixt of Lee’s Summit; two nieces, t wo nephews, three greatnieces, and three great-nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, with a prayer service to follow at 2 p.m. at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kansas City Hospice. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.dwnewcomers.com Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133 (816) 353-1218. Lutheran Church, Concordia. Visitation 6:30-8 p.m., Wed., Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Concordia, (660) 4632266. Mem. to the church, Village Hospice, or Concordia Area Hist. Society.
CHESTER E. BOLLINGER
Chester E, Bollinger, 67, Blue Springs, MO, passed away Sun., Aug. 29, 2010. Services at a later date. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucille Bollinger; 2 brothers, Kenny and Johnny Bollinger; and sister, La Vaughn Poindexter. Arr. Royer-Hays Funeral Home, Blue Springs, (816) 229-5551.
JAMES L. BOWLIN
James L. Bowlin, 64, of Parkville, Mo., passed away while watching the Chiefs game on Friday night, August 27, 2010. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at McGilley Antioch Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the funeral home with burial following at Maple Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to American Heart Association.
Jim was born June 6, 1946, near Eldon, Mo., to Ivan L. Bowlin and Lela (Cross) Bowlin. He was married March 10, 1973, to Jean (Stanton) Bowlin, who pre- ceded him in death. Jim graduated from Eldon High School in 1964. In 1965, he moved to Kansas City and began working at United Missouri Bank, from which he retired after 36 years.
Jim is survived by his mother, Lela Bowlin of Eldon; a sister, Judy Stinson of Cameron, Mo.; a brother Michael and wife Kathy of Butler, Mo.; four children, Jennifer Bowlin of Kansas City, Markey and husband Ron DeRoest of Glendale, Ariz., Ivan and wife Tammy Bowlin of Overland Park, Kan., and James L. Bowlin, Jr. of the home; seven grandchildren, Clara, Olivia and Thomas Murphy, Lauren, Max, Madison DeRoest, Evelyn Bowlin and by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Jim is preceded in death by his father, Ivan Bowlin.
Jim was an avid fan of Missouri Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas City Royals. He especially enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren play sports. He was a member of Blue Springs Baptist Church of Eldon.