Monday, September 15, 2014

a voice mail from Aunt Mary.

Virginia told her she saw on facebook that great aunt Donanell's daughter Dona had a stroke and needed prayer. haven't found any mention of it yet.

Author Kerry Matson

Kerry Matson is a native and resident of Kansas City, Missouri, but it was time spent at his family's farm as a youth, where he developed a love for writing. Although he has been a writer for many years, it was the death of a friend during the summer of 2012, that prompted the writing of his first book, "Finding Faces in the Clouds: A Jump-start to Joy."
Kerry is excited to see where the journey takes him in the years to come and invites others to take the walk as well, seeking out the joys in the simple and "ordinary" things of life. His mantra is to make the best of each day and to celebrate being kind to one another. It will be worth the effort.
He is currently working on his second book, "Learning Hope."
"A Jump-start to Joy is walking on the beach and getting sand between your toes."

Friday, August 29, 2014


Atchison High School

Please welcome Ms. Ashley Crawford to AHS. Ashley comes to Atchison High School from St. Joe, Missouri. She previously worked for her family in their Road Construction Company. Ashley graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia and Atchison High School is her first big girl job, as she puts it! She is teaching Journalism, Yearbook and Junior English. She is already busy working on the AHS Newspaper and has jumped into creating this year’s yearbook. We are so happy to have Ashley as part of the AHS family!

when you finally go back to your old home....

Thursday, August 28, 2014

another facebook post by cousin Vicki!

Youngest sons Jesse and David playing outside on a typically windy day in Northwest Kansas 1979!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Clyde Maxwell October 20, 1928 - August 17, 2014

Obituary for Clyde Maxwell
Clyde E. Maxwell 85 of Excelsior Springs, passed on August 17, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. Clyde was the son of James P. and Alma Maxwell. He was a U,S. Army Veteran, meat cutter, butcher for Safeway and enjoyed farming. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Jasper Maxwell, his first wife and mother of their children, Doris M.Maxwell. He is survived by son James R. and (Judy) Maxwell of Excelsior Springs Mo, daughter Ruth Maxine Wolf of Richmond Mo,daughter Sharon S. Gardner of Blue Springs MO, Grandchildren: Joseph C. Mattivi, James E. Mattivi, Jennifer M. Kuntz, and Michael Maxwell. Great Grandchildren Tylar Mattivi, Jessica Mattivi and Hailey Smitha Mattivi. Great great granddaughter Rylee Mattivi Alexander.
Funeral Service Wednesday,August 20, 2014 5pm- 7pm at 5951 E hwy 10 Excelsior springs Missouri. Graveside burial will be Thursday August 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Hillcrest Cemetery in Excelsior Springs Mo.
Under the Direction of Cashatt family funeral (816)587-8200.
Clyde E. Maxwell 85 Excelsior Springs passed Aug 17, 2014. Service 5-7pm Aug 20, 5951 E Hwy 10 Excelsior Springs. Graveside 11am Aug 21, Hillcrest Cem Arr: Cashatt family funeral (816)587-8200.
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