Category: Celebrations of Life

Obit: Robert Earl Woodworth

Robert Earl Woodworth, 76, Kansas City, Mo, passed away November 16, 2016 at Indian Creek Nursing Center in Overland Park, Ks.  A military graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Missouri State Cemetery in Higginsville, 20109 Business Highway 13, Higginsville, Mo.  Robert is survived by his wife Dee of…

Obit: Betty Lou (Stricklen) Hobbs-Hayward

Betty Lou (Stricklen) Hobbs-Hayward, 83 of Raytown, Missouri, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016, at the Wilshire of Lakewood Care Center in Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at the Ralph O. Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076, 816-633-5524.  Funeral services…

Raytowner celebrates 106th birthday

Raytown resident Eunice B. Wise isn’t celebrating her birthday until next week, but she already knows what one of her gifts is: her own day. On Aug. 5, Raytown Mayor Mike McDonough signed a proclamation making Aug. 17 Eunice B. Wise Day in Raytown in recognition of her 106th birthday. Photos courtesy Mike McDonough

Jackson County Fourth of July celebration Monday

Jackson County is hosting its fifth Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Longview Lake Shelter No. 13 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on Monday. More than 15,000 people attended last year’s event. The event includes two free concerts featuring The Romantics, perhaps best known for the hit “What I Like About You,” and local country…

Jackson County to host free Fourth of July celebration

Jackson County is hosting its fifth Annual Fourth of July Celebration at Longview Lake Shelter No. 13 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. on July 4. The event includes two free concerts featuring The Romantics and Barbwire Revolt, a local country rock group. There will be food trucks, a kids’ play area with inflatables and games,…

Hundreds of kids at Egg-Extravaganza

By Kris CollinsHundreds of kids were at the green space in downtown Raytown March 27 ready to scoop up the thousands of eggs in the Easter egg hunt, despite the rain, for the 6th Annual Egg-Extravaganza. “Considering it was raining within 15 minutes of the start of the Easter egg hunt, I think we had…

6th Annual Egg-Extravaganza March 26

The Raytown Main Street Association is hosting the 6th the Annual Egg-Extravaganza in Downtown Raytown March 26, with activities beginning at 10:00 a.m. in front of the green space. Thee Raytown Community Parade sets off from its new location at Raytown High School, 6019 Blue Ridge Blvd., at 11 a.m. The community is encouraged to…

Lane Avenue Baptist hosting Family Day

Day lily

Lane Avenue Baptist Church is hosting Family Day at starting at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 21. The event begins with donuts and is followed by 10.m. Sunday school, worship service at 11 a.m., and a potluck lunch and afternoon of games and fellowship. The worship service will feature Lane Avenue Baptist Church youth and a special…

St. Regis Annual Lenten Shrimp Boil

The St. Regis Church located at 8941 James A Reed Rd. is hosting its annual Lenten Shrimp Boil every Friday during Lent on Feb. 12 through Mar. 18 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. All our invited. Choose from jumbo boiled shrimp; battered fish filet or cheese pizza. Sides include new potatoes, corn…

Rice-Tremonti Home hosting spring soup and craft festival

The Rice-Tremonti Home is hosting a spring soup and crafts event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 19 and 20. The $7 meal includes homemade soup, cornbread, homemade pie and a beverage. Local crafters will also offer flower arrangements, hand-knitted items, spices, body butter, candles, and more for sale. The Rice-Tremonti Home is located…

2016 MLK Celebration breaks attendance records

By Diane Krizek | editor@raytowneagle.comThe 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Cultural Celebration garnered the largest audience since its inception 19 years ago. The annual event was made possible through partners Barker Memorial Cathedral of Praise Community Outreach, Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance, the city of Raytown Human Relations Commission, Graceway and Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce.…

Martin Luther King Celebration at Graceway

Speech by Raytown Mayor Mike McDonough“Good day and thank you for inviting me to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration here in the great city of Raytown, Missouri. I appreciate all that our citizens do every day to make diversity one of our strengths. I appreciate the Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance that…

Raytown Educational Foundation Share the Love Community Breakfast

The Raytown Educational Foundation is sponsoring its first REF Share the Love Community Breakfast Feb. 10 at the Raytown Schools & Education Conference Center, located at 10750 E. Missouri 350 in Raytown. The breakfast is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., with music provided by the Raytown High School Orchestra and original poetry later by…

Beloved Raytown

Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance

By Pat JacksonI hope you’re free this Sunday (Jan 17) at 3 p.m. That’s because this is when you will have the opportunity to hear a vision for Raytown. This vision will come from an epic voice out of history. It will come from passionate voices of the present. And it will come from hopeful…

Gratitude and a Dream for the New Year

Raytown Community Interfaith Alliance

It seems only a few moments ago that we were looking forward to fall, and the changing colors of leaves, and now we are anticipating Christmas in a very few days. The weather has fooled many of us with the warmer temperatures and rain, and no snow. But those in the Christian community are really…

Wainrights Celebrate 12th Year Anniversary

Calvin & Cassandra Wainright celebrates their 12th Year Wedding Anniversary on September 21. The two had been friends for more than 30 years; had both worked in the field of youth development as well as serving on various committees together.  It was actually through a devastating time in Calvin’s life that God brought the two…

Love is Mysterious

Newlyweds

By ElizaBeth Clayton | Westridge GardensA beautiful and unique event took place at Westridge Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center on Saturday, August 9, 2014. There were flowers, champagne, cake and rings! Yes, Westridge Gardens played host to a wedding! Martha Dellinger and Stephen Hawes “tied the knot ” in front of family, friends, residents, and…

Bowman 50th Anniversary

Jerry and Donna Bowman of Raytown

Jerry and Donna Bowman of Raytown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception held at the Cotillion Room in Independence, Missouri on June 29th. They were united in marriage on June 20th, 1964 at the Miller Christian Church in Miller, Mo.   They will continue their celebration with an Alaskan Cruise this fall. Jerry and…