September 29, 2011
Mary Ann Gemmell
Mary Ann Gemmell, 74, Savannah, MO; passed away September 27, 2011.
Mary Ann was born June 19,1937 in Chicago, IL and lived most of her life in Twenty Nine Palms, California.
Her parents, Charles and Leona Center; and husband, Alexander Gemmell, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gemmell is survived by a daughter and grandson, Sue and Randy Singleton, Fillmore, MO
Mrs. Gemmell has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
September 29, 2011
Louis Thomas Roesing
Louis Thomas Roesing, 86, of Cosby, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his home.
Born on August 24, 1925 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Otto and Lena (Bales) Roesing.
On October 24, 1944 he married Mary Kisha in New York City.
During World War II he served in the Merchant Marines and Army.
Louis retired as a foreman after 30 years from Wire Rope to farm full-time. He loved fishing, hunting mushrooms and caring for all the farm animals whom he considered pets.
He was also a member of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church, the Cosby Lions Club, the Dick Munkres, American Legion Post # 287 Savannah chapter and was active in boy scouts through his church.
Louis is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Abernathy.
Louis is survived by his wife Mary, daughters, Donna Beechner, of Cosby, Missouri; Barbara Hoppe and husband Gary, of Saint Joseph; Elaine Carlisle, of Olathe, Kansas; grandchildren, Chris Hoppe and wife Karrey, Jennifer Jester, Dana Carlisle-Kletchka and husband Paul, Daniel Carlisle, and two great-grandchildren Ava and Ian.
Services 11:00 am Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Pastor Terry Weinhold officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 10:00 am Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Cosby Lions Club or Boy Scout Troop #216.
September 22, 2011
Glenda Kay Barr
1936 – 2011
Glenda Kay Barr, 75, Graham, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011.
Glenda Kay was born February 6, 1936 in Rosendale, Missouri to Glenn and Ann (Gilmore) Martin. She graduated from Fillmore High School and attended one year of college.
Glenda Kay married Bill Barr on June 5, 1955 in Fillmore, he survives of the home. She was a homemaker and assisted Bill on the farm. She taught piano and organ lessons for 30 years. Glenda Kay also worked for Andrew County PWSD #3 for 26 years and was the city clerk for Fillmore for over 30 years.
Glenda Kay was a devoted Christian and played the organ at the Antioch Christian Church since her high school days. She greatly enjoyed worldwide travel and spending time with family and friends. She was also heavily involved in the Fillmore/ North Andrew School Districts.
Glenda Kay was preceded in death by her parents; son, Carey Barr; grandson, Rob Lowrance; and baby sister, Nancy Ann.
Additional survivors include daughter, Charissa (Scott) Davis and their daughter, Shelby of Warrensburg, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Sindy Barr and her children, Michael (Amanda) Barr and their daughters, Grace and Michaela; Megan and Lauren Barr, Graham; sister, Mary Ann (Richard) Dill; brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; extended family and friends.
Services 10 am, Thursday at Savannah First Christian Church. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday evening. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Carey Barr Scholarship Fund at North Andrew High School.
September 22, 2011
Betty Jean Edwards
1929 – 2011
Betty Jean Edwards, 82, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at her home.
Betty was born May 6, 1929 in Conception Junction, Missouri to Walter and Pearl (O’Banion) Jones. She graduated from Albany High School.
Betty was married to Charles Edwards on January 22, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, knitting and crocheting.
Betty was also predeceased by her parents; and one sister, Bonnie Fletchall.
Survivors include sons, Paul Edwards and his wife, April, Oregon, Missouri, Charles Edwards and his wife, Jean, St. Joseph, Missouri, Larry Edwards, Savannah; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Skippy and Pete; brother, Boots; and sister-in-law, Teenie.
Graveside Inurnment 1pm, Friday at Savannah Cemetery, The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 12 noon at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Mrs. Edwards has been cremated.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.
September 22, 2011
Iris L. (Stubbs) Miller
1918 – 2011
Iris L. (Stubbs) Miller, 93, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah.
Iris was born March 19, 1918 in Rosendale, Missouri to Floyd and Nan Stubbs. She graduated from Fillmore High School and received her teaching degree from Northwest Missouri State University.
Iris married Forest W. Miller on December 23, 1939 in Savannah, he preceded her in death on August 26, 1985.
Iris was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm. She was a charter member of Stitch and Chatter Club, a member of Sew-More Club and the DAR. Iris was a longtime member, former elder and Sunday School teacher at Savannah First Christian Church and volunteered at the Andrew County Museum.
Iris was also predeceased by her parents; sister, Winifred Kimsey; brother, Francis “Stubbie” Stubbs; and son-in-law, Joseph Merrigan.
Survivors include children, Marilyn Merrigan, Rochester, New York, Marcia (Joe) Lewis, Mountain View, Missouri, Wayne (Diane) Miller, Savannah, Leon (Carlene) Miller, Rea, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services 10:30 am, Wednesday at Savannah First Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 5 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday evening at Savannah First Christian Church. Interment Savannah Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Savannah Christian Church,
The Andrew County Museum or a charity of the donor’s choice.
September 21, 2011
Allene Marie (Deel) Geha
Allene Marie (Deel) Geha, 81, went to be with God, September 18, 2011, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Jason Douglas, surrounded by her loving family.
Allene was born February 25, 1930 in Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived there all her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” Geha and daughter Linda Sue Geha.
Allene was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, gardener, painter, and seamstress.
Allene’s never ending faith in God and love of family carried her throughout her life.
Everyone who met her became a friend and loved her kind, caring, loving and gentle soul.
Her entire life was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter; and she lived a selfless life, living her faith by example.
Allene is survived by her children and their families: Bill Geha, Nancy Geha and Jane Treat, Mary and Rock Rogers, Joseph Geha, Mike Geha, Peggy and Nelson Eddy, John and Nan Geha, Molly and Danny O’Rourke, Jim and Dana Geha, Tom and Echo Geha, Sally and Jason Douglas, her sister Luella Kanacsky, her sister-in-law Dee Paulich, thirty grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three nieces and one nephew, her beloved dog, Abby, and her little turtle, Tiny.
Allene will be missed immensely, by all who love her.
The visitation will be held at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held at Saint Francis Xavier Church Thursday at 10:00 am followed by graveside services at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Family requests memorials be made to Saint Francis Xavier Church or to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
September 21, 2011
Kristina Lynn Nash
Kristina Lynn Nash, resident of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the age of 31 in her home in Kansas City.
Kristina was born on March 30, 1980, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She moved to Nebraska then to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as a young child with her military family. Kristina was a graduate of Central High School.
From the very beginning, music was her life. Amongst other instruments she taught herself how to play the guitar and sang whenever she had the opportunity. She traveled years with the Renaissance Festival learning a number of trades including the art of fire twirling. Most recently she had begun apprenticing in a glass blowing shop, learning to create beautiful works of art through that medium. Kristina tended bar at Sharp’s 63rd Street Grill in Kansas City.
Kristina is survived by her father and mother: Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Nash Sr. and Dorothy Nash, of Saint Joseph, Missouri; sister Major Kimberly Nash, of Scoffield Barracks, Hawaii; sister Kelli Thompson (Jason), of Kansas City, Missouri and brother Kenneth Nash Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina; niece Kayla and nephew Connor Thompson, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 pm Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Interment Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Easton, Missouri.
Visitation will begin 12:00 noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 pm Wednesday evening, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
September 13, 2011
Esther A. Coats
1935 – 2011
Atchison, KS-Esther A. Coats, 75, passed away September 10, 2011.
Services 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Assembly of God Church in Atchison with visitation 2-4 p.m. Pastor Kenneth Watkins officiating.
Esther was born in Troy, Kansas. She retired in 2005, as a CNA for Home Health.
Survived by children, Terry Coats, Quincy, IL; Jocelyn Giles, Michaela Scribner and Daneen Mann, all of Atchison, KS; three brothers; one sister; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
September 7, 2011
Georgia “Faye” (Hall) Sontheimer
1945 – 2011
Georgia “Faye” (Hall) Sontheimer, 65, St. Joseph, MO, passed away September 3, 2011 at her home.
Born in St. Joseph on November 23, 1945, Faye was a graduate of Central High School, and attended St. Joseph Junior College. She retired as a Social Worker for the State of Missouri.
Faye was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edith (Spencer) Hall and husband Harold Ronald Sontheimer.
Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Lynne Sontheimer-Cole; grandchildren, Quentin & Natalie Cole, all of Loveland, CO and Ron Cole, Denver, CO; sister, Cleta (Don) Pointer, St. Joseph, MO; brother, John (Shirley) Hall, Raleigh, NC; and numerous nephews and cousins.
Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, in St. Joseph, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service
September 7, 2011
Warsaw, MO – Fred Pepple, 70, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011, at his home in Warsaw.
Fred was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on December 27, 1940. He was a 1958 graduate of Christian Brothers High School, then served in the US Navy Seabees. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw; and a 3rd degree knight in Knights of Columbus. He was employed by American Angus Association for 42 years, retiring as supervisor of shipping and receiving. Fred loved fishing and spending time with his family at Truman Lake.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Lealand Theodore and Mary Margaret (Grable) Pepple and one brother, Ted Pepple.
Fred married Mary Wilson on September 23, 1994. She survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Chris and Steven Pepple of California; two daughters: Tammy Pepple of California and Michelle (Tom) Cobb of St. Joseph, MO; brothers, Pat (Cindy) Pepple, Kevin (Karen) Pepple and Tim (Dena) Pepple; sister-in-law, Teresa Pepple; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Cathedral of St. Joseph; St. Anne’s Church, Warsaw, MO; American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
September 3, 2011
Josephine Ann Tracy
1920 – 2011
Josephine Ann Tracy, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.
Josephine was born in St. Joseph on January 16, 1920, to Roch and Valeria Mackiewicz.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 37 years, John W. Tracy; brothers, Walter, Ben, Charlie and Johnnie Mackiewicz; and sister, Pauline Eichstadt.
Survivors include her three daughters, Diane (Bill) Slentz, St. Joseph, MO, Janet (Steve) Gore, Springfield, MO and Jo Ellen Tracy, St. Joseph, MO; and two grandsons, John Gore and Billy Slentz.
Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice.
September 2, 2011
Melba W. Seitz Van Vickle died peacefully surrounded by loving family members at the Dubose Health Center at the Cedars of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC on Aug. 29, 2011. She was 89 years old.
She was born near Maitland, MO to Tracy and Cletus Seitz and spent most of her life in Missouri. She graduated from Mound City High School and Northwest Missouri State University in 1944 with a degree in Secondary Education and later did graduate work at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. She taught in the business departments of Missouri high schools for thirty years, seeking employment where her husband’s jobs took them. She retired in 1982 from Central High School, St Joseph, MO.
On June 21, 1944 she was married to W. Kenton Van Vickle and they made their home in Mound City, Platte City, Sedalia and St Joseph, MO. Her husband died in 1993.
They were parents of three children, Wm. Stephen Van Vickle, of Sedalia, MO, Jennifer S. Van Vickle, M.D. and Jeanette (JJ) Van Vickle of Chapel Hill, NC. In addition to her children and their spouses, survivors include five grandchildren, Patrick Van Vickle of Apex, NC, Gregory Van Vickle of Surprize, AZ, Karl Van Vickle of Knob Knoster, MO, Leigha Selby of Auckland, New Zealand, and Kathryn Selby of Chapel Hill, and great grandchildren Kelsey, Amelia, Sophia and Liam Van Vickle. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Eleanor Seitz and nephew, Stan Seitz of Mound City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tracy and Cletus Seitz, her brothers Landen and Lawrence Seitz, and her niece, Dolores Seitz Moss.
While a resident of St Joseph, she was a member of Ashland Ave. United Methodist Church for 25 years, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and the Sew ‘N Sews. She was a member of Chapter Ed. P.E.O. in St. Joseph until transferring to Chapter L in Chapel Hill. She was also a member of Westward Ho Chapter of Questers, Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teachers society, St. Joseph Retired Teachers, Missouri State Retired Teachers and a life member of the National Education Association.
She did volunteer work for Hands of Hope Hospice for many years, as well as the St. Joseph Teachers Credit Union, the Road to Recovery Program, the Adult Reading Program, and the Patee House Museum. After moving to Chapel Hill, she volunteered at Rashkis Elementary School where she tutored second graders in reading.
She was an avid quilter, and graced her family with beautiful quilts, many of which incorporated material from family garments and symbolized her love of the interwoven fabric of our lives. She loved children, animals, and nature, and took joy in nurturing them. It was important to her to contribute leaving something of herself behind when she died. She took satisfaction in having her life live on in her students, and in her children who work with the disabled, teach, and practice medicine.
Funeral Services will be at Ashland Avenue United Methodist Church, St. Joseph, MO on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 pm. The family will receive visitors at the church from 12 to 2 pm. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mound City.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chapel Hill, NC.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to one’s local Hospice or Habitat for Humanity, or to educational funds of P.E.O. Projects/Philanthropies.
Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, Saint Joseph, Missouri
September 2, 2011
Edward Dennis Bailey
1936 – 2011
Edward “Dennis” Bailey, age 75, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011,
at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Dennis was born on January 15, 1936, to Edward and Carrie (Blacketer) Bailey. He owned and operated Brunks Body Shop for numerous years.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 54 years, Gladys L. (Harris) Bailey.
Survivors include two sons, Rickie Bailey and wife Tina, Bear, Delaware and Michael Bailey, Tampa, Florida; three grandsons; sister, Shirley Butrum, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Bailey has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.
September 2, 2011
Sarah Shayliece Benbeneck
Sarah Shayliece Benbeneck, 22, passed away August 23, 2011 at University of Kansas Medical Center.
Sarah was born on May 23, 1989 in Stony Brook, New York to William and Dawn (Stoll) Benbeneck.
Sarah is survived by her parents, Bill and Dawn, brother, William (Kathryn) Benbeneck, Saint Joseph, Missouri; uncle Dave (Sherylann) Tasche, aunt Teresea Hanna; niece and nephew, Jerzee and Billy Benbeneck; and cousin Alex Hanna.
Sarah has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.