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Alan "Big Al" Balsley
5/26/1960 - 5/5/2020
Alan "Big Al" Balsley, 59, passed away on May 5, 2020, in California, MO.

Alan was born May 26, 1960, in La Porte, IN, to Ross Balsley and June (Noble) Shriner. He grew up in Hudson Lake, IN.

He worked at MFA.

Alan enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking (especially meatballs, those were his famous recipe) and he loved spending time with his grandchildren. Alan would help to get his grandchildren ready for Halloween. He was always the first to bring sugary treats, but his favorite treat to spoil the children with were the Flintstones pushups and Donuts. Alan was never too old to play tag, if that is what his grandchildren wanted to do. He lived life to the fullest with the people he loved the most, and of course he jammed out to Kid Rock every chance he got.

Survivors include 1 daughter, Tonya (Balsley) Heinen; two sons, Alan and Greg Balsley; grandchildren, Devin and Bradley Heinen, Natasha (Heinen) Frazier-Hires, Tristan, Talyn, Traye, Jordan, and Cody Balsley; and a great grandchilden, Holden Frazier-Hires; four brothers, Donald and Michael Balsley, and David and James Purnell and several nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, Alan was preceded in death by a brother Robert Clarke.

A Circle of Life celebration will be held at a later date.

The family would appreciate donations to to assist with funeral expenses. Online messages to the family may be contributed at

$940 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
California, MO
Dawn Trainer
6/26/1991 - 4/26/2020
Dawn was special to everyone she knew. She always found a way to make a person feel better. Either with a joke, a smile or words of encouragement. She was first to help others and was always involved in supporting various charities. She was the kind of person who would give without thought of reward. She was Italian so she loved with a passion and always helped others. She will be especially missed by her ten year old daughter, Hailey. Growing up without a mommy is going to hard for her, and she is not going to have that best friend (Mommy) to see her reach so many milestones in her life. To guide her, encourage her, be her supporter. Donations go directly to offset the funeral and anything left over will be provided to her daughter.

$1,425 of $6,000 raised
23.7500 % Complete
Clairton, PA
9/21/1954 - 5/31/2020
Adem passed away suddenly on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Any help you can assist the family with would be greatly appreciated.

$130 of $0 raised
0 % Complete
Jerome, ID
Anna Nicole Velazquez
8/29/1984 - 4/26/2020
Anna was a fun loving mother, daughter, and friend. She loved life, had a beautiful soul, enjoyed listening to music, playing video games and the Kansas City Chiefs. She loved her family with passion and fierceness and was always there for others. Anna worked at a veteran's hospital for some time and did her best to give the best care and comfort to the men and women that served our nation. She later worked at Shawnee Mission Hospital where she gave the same compassion. Anna was murdered in her home Sunday, April 26, 2020. Anna leaves behind her two daughters, her mother, as well as a host of other family members and an untold number of friends. Any funds left over after paying her final expenses will be used for her two daughters. Just know that any amount you can give will be appreciated much more than words can say.

$3,550 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
Marshall, MO
Jesse Gregory
6/12/1996 - 5/4/2020
We lost Jesse LeAnn (Gregory) Lovelace, a 23-year-old mother, daughter, sister, cousin, and best friend, on May 4th, 2020 to an unnecessary and sudden tragedy. Jesse was very smart, outgoing, loving, and always had everyone's best interest in mind at all times. Jesse did all that she could for everyone around her. Jesse was definitely the light in a dark room.

She definitely loved everyone, especially her children, in her own way, always trying to do better for her kids and her family. Jesse will be deeply missed by everyone that she has touched.

Please help us to give her a proper goodbye. Thank you for being so kind, God Bless you all.

$3,520 of $5,000 raised
70.400 % Complete
Harrisonville, MO
Dale Rollag
5/5/1960 - 5/20/2020
Dale passed away as the result of a car accident in Sioux Falls. The family is eternally grateful for the outpouring of support.

$1,205 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
Sioux Falls, SD
Robert Machin
10/28/1974 - 4/29/2020
Our brother from another mother, Bob, passed peacefully and unexpectedly during the night of April 28th at his home with his beloved cat Indy by his side.
He died due to complications tied to his recent cancer diagnosis, at the all too-young age of 45.
Bob was widely known as a good-hearted, easy going guy that was loved by all those that where lucky enough to call him a friend.
Bob was passionate about many things! Just to name a few: auto and dirt bike racing, football (Go Colts), baseball (Go Cubs), fishing, mushroom hunting, the military branches and their service members, politics and this great nation and its flag. Of course we can't forget good old ice cold Miller Lights!
Both his parents, Daniel (Dan) and Janice (Jan) passed away several years ago which was a devastating blow for Bob.
His step brother, Darren R. Machin, also preceded him. He was his only (true) sibling.
Bob had a rough go of it the last 3 or 4 years. With the task and financial burden of laying Bob to rest falling on his few remaining family members, we are doing what we can to help lay our friend to rest with much love and respect.
Won't you please join in paying your respects by helping with any amount that you can.
Once a brother always a brother, until we all meet again Bob!

$2,725 raised
This funeral fund has ended.
Lafayette, IN
Tracy Lynn Thompson
10/15/1973 - 5/3/2020
Tracy Lynn Thompson, age 46, of Edgewood, Illinois, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

She was born October 15, 1973, in Flora, Illinois, the daughter of Gloyd O. and Sheila Sue (Workman) Shipley. She was united in marriage to George Edward Thompson Jr. on May 7, 2005, in Flora, and together they have shared almost 15 years of marriage.

Tracy was a CNA and, in the past, had worked for Clay County Hospital, Flora Rehabilitation & Care Center, and Twin Willows Nursing Center. She enjoyed the outdoors and camping, trips to the St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Science Center, and crafts and photography. She had a love for animals, especially her beloved dog Star Beth. Family was very important to Tracy and she cherished her time spent with them.

She is survived by her husband: George Thompson Jr. of Edgewood; a brother: Gloyd “Bubby” D. (Andrea) Shipley of Salem; a sister: Angela Shipley of Edgewood, a niece: Elizabeth Mesnard; nephews: Triston and Micheal Mesnard, Rodney Cassidy, and Daniel, Charlie, Johnathan, and Scott Crain; stepmother: Doris Shipley; and several great nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her mother: Sheila Shipley; father: Gloyd O. Shipley; father-in-law: George Thompson Sr.; mother-in-law: Betty (Black) Thompson; and a nephew: Dusty Cassidy.

A private Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements. Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit:

$650 of $2,000 raised
32.500 % Complete
Flora, IL
Alan Keith Jones
9/28/1954 - 5/16/2020
Alan KEITH Jones passed away Saturday May 16, 2020 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Keith fought ALS for several years and in years had experienced 3 strokes. Keith loved spending time with his family especially his little mini me Lane. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Brown's Funeral Service on the account of Alan Keith Jones, which can be made over the phone or to the ALS Foundation in Keith's name.

$1,595 of $5,000 raised
31.900 % Complete
Durant, OK