Obituaries — 14 February 2016

Frances Nadine Westerfield, age 85, of Independence, MO, passed away on Feb. 2, 2016. A visitation will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, from 1-2pm, at Speaks Buckner Chapel, 300 Adams St, followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Buckner Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Crossroads Hospice in her memory. Frances was born on Oct. 23, 1930, and grew up in Buckner, MO. She graduated Buckner High in 1948. She married Richard Westerfield on May 1, 1949, at Six Mile Church. She taught school at Bone Hill. She was also a nurse and worked 26 years at Independence Regional Hospital. Frances leaves her husband of nearly 67 years, Richard; one son, Rick (wife, Elizabeth); daughter, Sharon; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Frances was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane; parents, Richard and Meta Reese; and brother, Bob Reese. Online condolences at www. (Speaks Buckner 816-650-5555)

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