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Obituaries from Excelsior Springs Standard (1888-present)

Volunteers are scanning, cropping, and transcribing obituaries from the Excelsior Springs Standard and other local newspapers from 1888 to the present. This is an ongoing project and is in various stages of completion. Obits can be purchased online here.

McCubbin Obituary Collection (1980-2007)

These obituaries were collected in spiral notebooks and indexed by James L. McCubbin, Lawson, Missouri. Obituaries of various years and places are mostly Ray County, Missouri, and surrounding areas. The index includes the name of the deceased and also other names that appear in the obituary.

The spiral ring notebooks of obituaries & indexes were donated to the Museum in 2008. Each book included a printed index for that year. In 2008 the indexes were combined to create one master index.

Shirley’s Obituary Collection (2005-2008)

Obituaries were collected by Steve Shirley from The Richmond Daily News, Lawson Review, Polley’s Funeral Home & Thurman’s Funeral Home.

Miscellaneous Sources

Lawson Review (1979, 1991-2012)
Richmond Daily News (2007-2012)
Contributions from readers (various years)