In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory Of My Father

Dan Lee Driscoll

JANUARY 26, 1940 – JULY 6, 2020

Dan Lee Driscoll, age 80, died July 6, 2020, at The Groves Retirement Community in Independence, MO.

Dan was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, on Jan. 26, 1940. After graduating from Central High School, he served active duty in the Coast Guard from September 1958 to May 1959 and was a reservist through July 1966.

Dan married Lura Lee Holmes on April 27, 1964, and supported his family as a house painter for most of his life. He was a devout Baptist, avid fisherman, and loyal Chiefs and Royals fan.

He is preceded in death by parents Walter and Violet (Enloe) Driscoll, brother Neil Driscoll, and twin grandsons, Tyler and Kyle.

Left to cherish Dan’s memory: his wife of 54 years, Lura Lee Driscoll, their children, Shawn, Chris, Shannon, Michelle, and Carey; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; his sister Carol Easter and other loving family and friends.

Graveside Service, Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11am – 12pm

7000 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64133

Bret Easter

In Memory of My Cousin Bret Allen Easter

June 27, 1962 – November 3, 2021

Bret Allen Easter, 59, of Oak Grove, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence, MO. He was born June 27, 1962, in Honolulu, HI, the son of William A. and Carol J. (Driscoll) Easter.

Bret attended college at both the University of Oklahoma and Central Missouri State University. He was the former Owner and Operator of Planet Pawn in Grain Valley, MO. Bret was an Army brat and traveled throughout the United States as well as overseas while growing up. He was a Christian man and he and his wife were active in the children’s ministry through the years. Bret was an alumni member of the Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity, Sigma Chapter. He loved traveling, going to the beach and was a lifelong Jimmy Buffett fan. He was a firearms advocate and enjoyed target shooting, hunting, and fishing. He had a great wit and was well known for good humor, a sense of adventure, and a caring heart. Most of all, Bret was a loving and devoted husband and father.

On June 23, 1991, he married Laurie Hagan in Liberty, MO. Survivors include his wife Laurie and daughter, Delaney Rose Easter, both of Oak Grove, MO, his mother, Carol Easter, Gravois Mills, MO, his brothers, 1st Sgt William Easter, US Army Ret., Gravois Mills, MO, Bart Easter and wife Kathy, Oak Grove, MO, Burke Easter and wife Christen, Camdenton, MO, and his sister, Shelly Easter, Charlottesville, VA. He was preceded in death by his father, William Easter.

A Celebration of Life for Bret was held Wednesday, November 10, 2021, with a time of sharing, at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO 64015  Memorials in Bret’s name are suggested to the National Rifle Association,  or to the Republican National Committee, The Republican National Committee.  Memories of Bret and words of comfort for his family may be shared at

Bret was an ardent Jimmy Buffet fan, and now he’s in Paradise, so I can’t help but think of this song.

Nina Hixon


March 28, 1963 – October 1, 2016

Nina Marie Harris Hixon, 53, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at St. Luke’s East Hospital. She was born March 28, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri to Buddy Harris and Marie Agnes Fenestermaker Harris. She leaves to cherish her memory three sons, Jessie Hixon, Jesus”Sep” Hixon and Nick Hixon; one daughter, Angel Crawford; one brother, Farrin Harris, Sr.; and one sister, Karen Kyle. Private Disposition, Arrangements by Golden Gate Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC.

Nina’s Testimony
November 7, 2013

My Personal Testimony of God’s Work in My Life

When I was around 20 years old, I went to church continually and read the Holy Bible daily. This is when I became a Christian. Somehow I eventually fell away from Christ during my marriage. Then, around age 27, I rededicated my life to Christ and for a time was very “drunken” with the Holy Spirit. However, I continued falling away, and continued using drugs and alcohol. This was perhaps because many people around me died.

My husband was living a very sinful life, and I could not deal with it anymore. He was heavily on drugs, and I wanted to get away from that lifestyle forever, so I had to disappear. During this time I started going back to church and taking my children, letting them know about Jesus and teaching them the meaning of Christmas and Easter. At this time I managed to get off of drugs and alcohol and for a time I was happy, living a happy (but empty) Christian life.

After yet another four deaths in the family, I started doing the drugs and alcohol again, and met another man who did not love the Lord. I went to church periodically, and I became pregnant again with my youngest child. I stopped all drugs and alcohol at this time, but was still a lost person. Nevertheless, I named my son “Jesus” (pronounced Jeh-Sess). After his birth, my house burned down and went to live with friends who were living very ungodly lives. Again I fell away from God, from the church, and I could not blame my friends, I knew it was my fault, and I was ashamed.

I got caught up in a legal nightmare and a family/social mess. I knew that I needed to get help and went into an NA meeting and checked myself into a treatment center. AA taught me how to live my life for God and to turn over everything to Him. What AA was teaching me, the church was teaching me, and I learned to turn my life and will over to Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior even though my son Nick committed suicide at this time. Finally, that empty hole in my life was filled. Because of Jesus Christ, I quit smoking and stayed clean. Now I am nine, going on ten years clean.

In Christ Jesus,

Nina Hixon

Marguerite Smelser

Marguerite Smelser

Mar 18, 1963 – Dec 7, 2019

Goodbye Marguerite. No more pain, no more suffering, no more wheelchair. You can fly now, and I’m sure you flew into the arms of Jesus who loves you.


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