Fidelity Lodge #339
100 Main Street, Farley, Missouri 64028






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John C Jackson...

John C. Jackson, Platte City, MO, age 95, died October 12, 2022 at Kansas City North Care Hospice House.
Cremation is planned with a joint memorial and burial to be held at a later date with the future passing of his beloved wife, Louise. Until then, if you wish, donations may be made to the Platte County Historical and Genealogical Society or other charitable organization as you prefer.
John was born November 28, 1926, near Ridgely, MO to James F. and Stella (Sevier) Jackson and was a lifelong resident of Platte County. His parents and sister, Carrie, preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Edgerton High School and later the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He trained as a Navy pilot during World War II. He retired from the Federal Government, Department of Labor in 1985 after 36 years of service. Memberships included the Association of Federal Investigators, Christian Churches of Ridgely and Platte City, Committeeman of BSA Troop 248, Honorary Warrior-Tribe of Mic-O-Say, Historical Societies of Platte and Clay Counties, Masonic Lodge, Moila Temple, Legion of Honor and Shrine Club.
Survivors include Louise (Harpst), his beloved wife of 72 years; son, Steve Jackson (Billie); grandson, Stacen Jackson (April) and their children, Ainsley and Stella; and granddaughter, Bryann Jackson Bink (Joseph) and their children, Jada and Carissa; daughter, Sheri Jackson Ball (Barry) and their children, granddaughter Gena Ball, grandson Ethan Ball and step-grandsons Brodie Ball and Skylar Ball.
Edward Albert Reed...
Edward Albert Read Obituary
We are sad to announce that on October 21, 2022, at the age of 88, Edward Albert Read of Smithville, Missouri, born in Woodbury, New Jersey passed away.
Brother Ed served Masonry for 64 years. He held many offices at Fidelity Lodge #339 in Farley, Missouri. Ed will be missed by the lodge.
He was predeceased in death by his parents Paul and Alberta and his siblings Paul, Robert and Doris.
He is survived by his wife Neva Hedrick, his children, Edward Read, Jr. (Cindy) and Linda Sue Hodnett (Rick), his grandchildren Aaron (Jade), Justin (Tiffany) and Jenna (Luis), and his great grandchildren, Drew, Max, Brooklynn, Madison, Rylan, Aubrey, Samuel and Emilio. He is also survived by sisters-in-law.
The military honors was held on Friday, October 28th 2022 at 2:00 PM at the Gardner Cemetery (300 S Poplar St, Gardner, KS 66030).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be given to Gloria Dei, 5409 NW 72nd St, Kansas City, Missouri 64151, Shriners Children's Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or any charity of your choice.
John S. Winston...

John "Jack" S. Winston
August 10, 1932 - July 16, 2021
Prairie Village, Kansas - John "Jack" Winston, 88, passed away July 16, 2021. He was born August 10, 1932, in Ferrelview, Missouri, to John O. Winston and Freda Winston. He graduated from Platte City High School in 1950 and the University of Missouri/Columbia in 1955.
Jack retired from Zurich in 1999, where he spent 25 years as a programmer and systems analyst.
He was a long-time member of Village Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Barks Winston, his sisters, Dorothy Foster, Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Betty Smith, Warsaw, Virginia, and many nieces and nephews.
Ralph Emmett Bishop...

May 7, 1942 ~ July 18, 2022

Ralph E. Bishop, 80, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022. Ralph was born on May 7, 1942, in Miami, Missouri. After graduating from Marshall High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving from 1960-1964. He worked for Stampers/ConAgra Foods upon discharge, then started with Ford Motor Company in 1965. He retired from Ford in 2002. Ralph was a proud member of Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #13, Eastern Star, Scottish Rites, High – 12 Club, and Shriners. He enjoyed playing bingo at White Cloud. Ralph leaves a wife of 58 years, Donna (Sims) Bishop; son, Glen Bishop; son, Chris (Michelle) Bishop; granddaughter, Jordyn; grandson, Robert; great grandson, Jamie; sister, AneGee Beasley, of Arizona; and brother, Bennett Bishop of Maryland.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Terrace Park Cemetery - Lakeside Chapel on Thursday, July 21, with visitation beginning at 9:00am, followed by the funeral service at 10:00am, and burial.
Terry R. Bryson...

September 15, 1932 ~ May 18, 2022

Brother Terry was a mason for 62 Years. He joined Fidelity Lodge in 1960 and was a loyal member until his death at the age of 84 years. Brother Terry died on May 18, 2022 in Plano, Texas. Brother Terry Bryson will be missed.
Frank H. Segrist...

March 8, 1926 ~ April 10, 2022

Brother Frank Henry Segrist, 96 Passed away peacefully on April 10, 2022. He was born in Saint Joseph, Missouri to the late Lloyd F. Segrist and Helen Elizabeth Cater on March 8, 1926. He was married to the love of his life, Wilma Segrist.
Frank was employed for over 30 years as a line technician and later as a supervisor for the Southwestern Bell Company. He also worked for TWA. Frank served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II and The United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was patriotic and loved his country. He was a proud veteran and a respected mason.
Frank was generous to all that knew him. He was truly loved by those who knew him and will be missed by many.
In his free time, Frank loved to travel and spend time with his family. One of his hobbies was making fishing lures.
John R. Stewart...
March 5, 1948 ~ March 15, 2021 (age 73)

John Randolph Stewart, 73, passed away due to complications from Covid 19 on March 15, 2021 at North Kansas City Hospital. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 12:00-1:00PM, with services from 1:00-2:00PM and burial to follow immediately after the services, all at Terrace Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, 801 NW 108th Street, Kansas City, Missouri. Casual Dress is requested by the family. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Kansas City Police Care Fund or The Alzheimer’s Association.
John was born March 5, 1948, in Washington, DC to Michael William and Peggy Rose (Rivenbark) Stewart. He was raised by Robert H. Parker (stepfather) and mother, Peggy Rose Parker. He graduated in 1966 from Radford High School, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation. John met his wife Judy (Boyd) Stewart while stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base in 1967, fell in love and married on November 22, 1969. He was active duty in the Air Force for four years and in the reserves for 17 years.
John and Judy returned to Kansas City after leaving the Air Force. He graduated from Maple Woods Community College with an associate degree in Criminal Justice, started a family having two children and began his career as a Kansas City Police Officer. After retiring as a Detective, he helped develop the Metro Meth Unit in 1998. He finally began his full retirement in 2012.
He spent many summers on camping vacations with family and close friends.
During his retirement he devoted more time to Fidelity Lodge 339, A. F. & A. M. He served in the position of Worshipful Master for the past two years. He was also the commander for the AMVETS 181 (American Veterans Association). He was a member of the Scottish Rite Temple, V.F.W., American Legion, and American Legion Riders.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Peggy Parker; father-in-law, Roger Boyd; mother-in-law, Maxine Boyd; sister-in-law, Carol Hakes; brother-in-law, Wayne Hakes; brother-in-law, Larry Baldwin; and nephew, Jake Wehmeyer.
He is survived by his wife, Judy; dogs, Maxie and Lulu; daughter, Jill Hacker (husband, Chris); daughter, Janel Corrie Giglio (husband, Larry); brother, Charles Stewart (wife, Gwyn); grandchildren: Antoinette Giglio, Larry Joe Giglio, Lily Hacker, John Hacker, Sophia Hacker, Anna Hacker, Joe Hacker, Charlotte (Charlie) Hacker; brother-in-law: Roger Boyd (wife, Dale); sisters-in-law: Lois Adams (husband, Wayne) and Carma Baldwin; aunts and uncles: Annie and Ernie Anson, and Joyce and Joe Jacobs; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
William Hadley Smith...
July 29, 1939 — December 11, 2020

William Hadley "Bill" Smith, 81, of Riverside, MO, passed away unexpectedly on December 11, 2020. Bill was born July 29, 1939, in Archie, MO, the youngest of three sons of William Henry and Janetta Ruth (Chenoweth) Smith. His parents preceded him in death.
Bill worked many years as a truck driver and Teamster member, and later owned his own trucking business, JB Systems. He was a member of Fidelity Masonic Lodge and an active member of Ararat Shrine Temple. At Ararat, Bill had been a member of the Director's Staff, Trykes and Sand Buggy units, served as a Potentate's aide and in many other roles. He was a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl. Bill served two terms as President of the International Association of Shrine Motor Corps.
Bill leaves his wife, Joy; daughters, Kelly and Sherry; grandsons, Jesse and Joshua; brothers, Dale and Donald; as well as other family members and many friends.
A celebration of Bill's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Ararat Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 5100 Ararat Drive, Kansas City, MO 64129. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via
Benjamin L. Kelley...
Benjamin L. Kelley passed away on March 1, 2017 at the age of 40. Benjamin was born January 27, 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri. He was a 13 year Combat Navy Veteran and served in Operation Noble Eagle and Enduring Freedom. He worked for Union Pacific as a railroad conductor for fourteen years. Benjamin was a Mason and member of Fidelity Lodge # 339 in Farley, Missouri. Benjamin is survived by his parents, James L. and Shelia L. Kelley; daughter, Olivia Kelley; sister, Heather Kelley; niece, Trinity Perry; nephew, Canon Perry and grandfather, A. C. Goodson. Memorial service to be held at 2pm on Saturday March 4, 2017 at Northland Cathedral in Kansas City, Missouri. In lieu of flowers family suggests memorial to AMVETS
Jesse L. Bryniarski...
BRYNIARSKI, Jesse L. 56, of Zephyrhills, died September 21, 2020. He is survived by his loving family and friends. Coastal Cremations Zephyrhills

Published in Tampa Bay Times on Sep. 23, 2020.
Bother Jesse demitted March 19, 2008 and moved to Alabama.
Lawrence A. Reves...
Born in 1950, died on July 30, 2020 at the age of 70.
Throughout his Masonic Career Brother Larry provide constant and invaluable service to Fidelity Lodge No. 339 and the Masonic Organization.
George Dennis Offutt...
Brother George died on January 24, 2020 at the age of 92.
He was born July 22, 1927in Hampton, Missouri. Brother George was very active in many organizations especially in Fidelity Lodge #339 in Farley, Missouri
George Herbert Lovett, PM...
Brother George died on November 1, 2017 at the age of 77.
He was born October 10, 1940 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Brother George was very active in the lodge and will be missed by all.

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