Lamp, Duval

December 13, 2013

Duval Lamp, 81, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013 at a local health care facility.

Duval was born to Duval Albert, Sr. and Violet (Black) Lamp on December 7, 1932 in Oakland, California.

Duval was a Korean War veteran.

Duval was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Blum.

Survivors include his wife, Theresa (Mish) Lamp; son, Roger Lamp; daughter, Rebecca (Robert) Miller; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters; Betty Mullikin and Gwen Sams.

Mr. Lamp has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wilcox, Louise Carder

December 13, 2013

Louise Carder Wilcox of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on December 12, 2013 surrounded by family at her home.
Louise, a life-long St. Joseph resident, was born on March 11, 1926. She was the daughter of Marshall Lee and Marguerite Motter Carder. Louise married Charles Wilcox on January 31, 1948, who passed away in August 2013.
Louise was a graduate of Central High School, St. Joseph, MO. Louise attended Bennett Junior College, Millbrook, NY and graduated from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Louise was a member of the Christ Episcopal Church, Flower Society, PEO and a sustaining member of the St. Joseph Junior League. She also belonged to the Kappa-Alpha-Theta Sorority.
Louise was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Preceding her in death were her parents.
Louise is survived by her three children; Jane (Wilcox) Hibler, Leawood, KS; Ellen (Wilcox) Cunat, Baltimore, MD; Todd Wilcox, Denver, CO; and four grandchildren; Jennifer Hibler, Chicago, IL; Spencer Hibler, Overland Park, KS; Kaitlin Cunat, Baltimore, MD; Kylie Wilcox, Denver, CO; Spencer Wilcox, Denver, CO.
Visitation will begin after 9 am, Tuesday, December 17, 2013, where the family will receive friends between 6 and 7pm at Heaton-Bowman-Smith in St. Joseph.
A service will be held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Mora Cemetery.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials are made to Christ Episcopal Church, 207 N. Seventh St., St. Joseph, MO or donor’s choice. A special thanks to Heartland Hands of Hope Hospice and Caregivers for their assistance during this difficult time.

May, Larry P.

December 13, 2013

Larry P. May, 71, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at his home.

Larry was born on November 13, 1942 to Richard R. and Gladys D. (Montgomery) May in St. Joseph. He attended Bartlett School and graduated from Central High School in 1960. Larry then attended
Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Larry married Bonnie on August 12, 2005 in Denver, Colorado.

Larry served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a counselor at Family Guidance Center and retired from Wire Rope.

Larry was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and Keystone Lodge 173, Allah Temple #6 and TESTRAMS. He had a passion for motorcycles and benefit rides and enjoyed fishing.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Larry E. May; and brother, Donnie May.

Survivors include wife, Bonnie, of the home; children, Michael (Traci) May, Lori (Bridgette) May, Ronald (Diedra) May, Thomas (Lacretia) May; daughter-in-law, Nancy May; his first wife and mother of his children, Dorcie May; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and close friends.

Services 1pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Monday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, with Masonic service at 7 pm, Monday evening. Mr. May will be cremated following the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society.

Curran, Ida May

December 10, 2013

Ida May Curran, 88, Savannah, MO; passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at LaVerna Village, surrounded by her loving family.

Ida May was born on March 30, 1925 in St. Joseph, MO; to Christian and Lola (Davis) Lash. She also lived in Agency, where she graduated high
school. She then made her home in Fillmore and later in life left the farm to move to Savannah.

Ida May married Francis Curran on August 5, 1944, and together they raised their 6 children. He preceded her in death in 1996, she was also preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Wanda Powell.

Mrs. Curran was employed as a telephone operator in Agency and Savannah for many years and worked various other jobs throughout her life. Ida May was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society and volunteered at Hands of Hope Hospice. Her hobbies included playing cards at the Andrew County Senior Center, reading, shopping, sewing and was an excellent cook. Ida May always enjoyed her friends and family, especially her Pizza Hut Bunch and her Sunday night family get-togethers.

Survivors include her children: Mary Miller, Avenue City; Paul (Bev) Curran, Fillmore; Ed (Vickie) Curran, Fillmore; Stephen (Becky) Curran, Savannah; Richard (Sherri) Curran, Avenue City and Jim (Lisa) Curran, Fillmore; 10 grandchildren, Greg miller, Tim Curran, Jennifer Lassen, John, Jeff and Matthew Curran, Christopher Curran, Thomas, Joe and Jacob Curran; 14 grandchildren; sister, Helen Smith, Dearborn; brother, Howard Lash, St. Joseph and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 2:00 PM Tuesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 PM.

The family has requested memorial donations to LaVerna Village or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Ronnie L.

December 5, 2013

Ronnie L. Miller, 75, St. Joseph, Missouri; passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013.

Ronnie was born on February 2, 1938 in Allendale, Missouri to the late Carl and Flossie Miller. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School.

Ronnie was a member of Hosanna Tabernacle, was an avid golfer and fisher and was looking forward to the arrival of his first grandbaby.

Ronnie married Mary Brown on December 29, 1967, she survives of the home.

Additional survivors: son, Vincent Miller (Carolyn Perkins); 3 sisters, Maxine, Ila and Betty and brother, Luther.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his son, Victor Miller, 1 sister and 4 brothers.

Mr. Miller has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Memorial Service 1:00PM Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hosanna Tabernacle in St. Joseph, MO.

Hanway, Eva T.

December 5, 2013

Eva T. Hanway, 91, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Eva was born in St. Joseph on November 12, 1922, to Pete and Theresa (Halter) Hanway.

She worked for Swift & Co. for 28 years and then Quaker Oats for 15 years, retiring in January, 1988.
She was a 40-year volunteer at Heartland Hospital. Eva was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where she had been active in Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Charity and the Altar Society. She was also a member of Quaker Oats Retirees Club; YWCA; and Catholic Charities.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Rosemary Schleicher, Betty McPhee and Annamarie Saunders; and brothers, Paul and Francis Hanway.

Survivors include three sisters, Wilhelmina (Cleo) Hoffelmeyer, Imogene (John) Richey, Josephine (Bill) Jackson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Thursday and a parish rosary will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. The family will receive friends following the Parish Rosary until 8:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Eva to St. James Catholic Church and to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Gillett, Elsie Lucille

November 30, 2013

Elsie Lucille Gillett, 89, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Elise was born on July 4, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri to John A. and Grace Ann (Schneitter) Slifer. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School, a homemaker and member of Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church. Elsie had worked for the St. Joseph School District in the food service department, retiring in 1983.

She married Clifford W. “C.W.” Gillett in1946. He preceded her in death on November 14, 2008; She was also preceded by two son-in-laws, Patrick Portman and Richard Ferguson; one brother, John A. Slifer, Jr.

Survivors include three daughters, Carol Ferguson, Pam Hackathorn, husband, Darrell, Cheryl Portman, one son, Steve Gillett, wife Susan; sister-in-law, Leona Slifer; twelve grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Services 10:00 AM Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mrs. Gillett will be cremated following the service. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church, Second Harvest Food Bank or the Patrick S. Portman Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Yeakley, Katherine

November 26, 2013

Katherine Yeakley, 92, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, November 25, 2013, at her home.

Katherine was born on June 24, 1921, in Falls City, Nebraska. to Loren & Nancy (Keeley) Milburn. She was of the Christian faith. She married Earl Yeakley, Jr. on February 14, 1943. He preceded her in death on February 25, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Gary and Jeffrey Yeakley.

Survivors include one daughter, Karen Winder; granddaughter, Laura Fitzwater; grandson Randy Winder; and great-grandson, Brett (Stephanie) Winder, all of St. Joseph, MO. Also, surviving are two other grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Katherine wishes were to have no visitation or services. Private Family Interment at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Ashley, Waneta M.

November 26, 2013

Waneta M. Ashley, 95, St. Joseph, MO passed away Sunday, November 24, 2013, at her home.

Waneta was born on April 12, 1918, in Danville, Indiana to Hugh and Lola Mae (Wilson) Wood. Her parents preceded her in death. Waneta was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Donald E. Ashley of the home; two daughters, Tonya Bush and husband Russell and Dona Kiviniemi; grandchildren, Jeramy Bush and wife Jessica, Jacob Bush and wife Shannon and Johnathan Kiviniemi; and great-grandchildren, Shala, Hannah, Damion, Stephanie,Alex, Brayden, Addison and Katie.

Mrs. Ashley has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services.

Pike, Dennis

November 26, 2013

Helena, MO – Dennis W. Pike, 65, passed away November 22, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.

Dennis was born in St. Joseph, MO and grew up in the Helena and Cosby area. He joined the Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He married Linda Walker on March 19, 1969. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked 27 years for Silgan Containers as a press operator. He was a member of Sheet Metal Local #2. He was an avid fisherman, mushroom hunter, and Chiefs fan. He loved playing Bingo and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Pike, sister, Dorothy “Weezie” Walker, mother and father-in-law, Lucella & Olen Walker.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Linda Pike, of the home; children, Denny, Debbie and Dana Pike of Helena, MO; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; mother and father, Charlie and Fern Bennett, Gallatin, MO; twin brother, Don Pike, Gower, MO; sister, Wanda Kay Shaw (Chuck), Gallatin, MO; two step-brothers; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. His beloved dogs, Heidi and Milan.

Mr. Pike has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Celebration of Life 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at First Baptist Church, Helena, MO. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. Inurnment at a later date in Helena Cemetery.

McCoy, William “Bill”

November 26, 2013

William “Bill” Robert McCoy, 68, of St. Joseph, passed peacefully away Friday, November 22, 2013 surrounded by loved ones.
Bill was born on March 18, 1945 at a naval hospital in Pensacola, Florida to Leonard Edward McCoy and Florence Fitzgerald McCoy. The family moved to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Mass of Memorialization 11:00 AM Monday, November 25, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 AM prior to the service at the Church.

in 1946 when Lt. McCoy opened a medical supply store.

Bill attended Sherwood, Bliss Jr. High School and Central High School where he distinguished himself in football and swimming. In 1963, Bill joined the U.S. Navy and made the All Navy Swim Team. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Princeton, an assault carrier. Bill was discharged in 1967 and that fall he entered William Jewell College. In 1970, Bill married St. Joseph native, Janet Meyer. He worked for St. Joseph Surgical Supply Co. and became president in 1976.

Bill served as the vice president of St. Francis PTO, President of Bishop-LeBlond Booster Club, 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, President of the American Diabetes Association and a board member of the Arthritis Association. His hobbies include coaching his children’s sports teams, stained glass work, bicycling, swimming, everything Irish, and his passion for animals and the Royals and Chiefs.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his brother, Edward Fitzgerald McCoy and his wife Sharon Connolly McCoy of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters, Elizabeth (Betsy) McCoy Beasley and her husband, Conger Beasley, Jr. of Kansas City and St. Joseph respectively; and Mary Lee McCoy and her husband, Michael Simonds of Windham, Vermont. His children include Carol Elizabeth McCoy, Austin, Texas; Marti McCoy Burri and her husband, Peter Burri, St. Joseph; Michael James McCoy and his wife Kristin McCoy, Chicago, Illinois; grandsons, Jacob Burri, Finnegan McCoy and granddaughters, Madelynn, Samantha, and Anneliese McCoy. A loving father and grandfather, Bill is missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to either St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or to Albrecht-Kemper Museum.

Farmer, Herbert

November 26, 2013

Herbert Farmer, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2013 at his home.

Herbert was born on March 3, 1924, in Nodaway County, MO, to Haynes and Henrietta (Clouse) Farmer. He was a graduate of New Point, MO High School. He was retired from LaFarge Concrete Company.

Herbert married Valda Isabelle Burns on January 1, 1945, in Fillmore, MO. She passed away in 2006. Herbert was also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his children; Dr. Duane Farmer, Jeanice McDonald, Patricia Sanders and spouses; two grandchildren, Meredith Dressen and spouse and April Sonnet; and one great-grandson Aston Michael.

Celebration of Life 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 30th at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to one of the three foundations currently affecting our family members; American Diabetes Association, Leukemia/Lymphoma Society or National Parkinsons Foundation. Many peoples lives will be changed because of your thoughtfulness honoring their request.

Huge thanks to Hands of Hope Hospice for helping us give Dad passing with peace and dignity.

Thomas, Robin Rae

November 21, 2013

Robin Rae Thomas, 50, of Fillmore, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

Robin was born on July 4, 1963 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Robert and Leila Davis. She worked as a Cashier for the North Belt Wal-Mart.

Robin was preceded in death by her father and brother, David Davis.

She married Kerry Thomas. He survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes children, Samantha (Morgan) Foster, Kayle (Johnny) Rich and Briana Sollars; grandchildren, Savannah Doney, Tucker Foster, Bentley Rich and Mollee Foster; mother, Leila Davis; sisters, Janice Sipes, Lorie Russell and Kristie Gardner. Robin was a loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother.

Memorial Service 1:00 PM Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation.

Still, Pat A.

November 21, 2013

Patricia “Pat” Alice (Speer) Still, 73, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Pat was born on March 27, 1940, in St. Joseph, to Edward Franklin and Dorothy Jo (Nichols) Speer. She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

She retired from American Family Insurance after fifteen years. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Leroy, Jack and Ronald Speer; and one sister, Margaret Cole.

She married Vern Still at South Park Methodist Church on February 20, 1960. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include daughters, Kathy (Mike) Bunten, King City, MO, Shelley (David) Giseburt, St. Joseph, MO, and Diana (Jamie) Ackerman, Smithville, MO; son, Sam (Angie) Still, Kearney, MO; eight grandchildren, Kyle & Kory Bunten, Jennifer Stanton, Joshua Giseburt, Clayton Parsley, Jeremy Ackerman, and Peyton & Carson Still; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rodney (Ronda) Speer and Melvin (Jana) Speer; three sisters, Joyce Richardson, Bonnie (Rick) Rose, and Marilyn (George) Larison; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon. Friday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Dandliker, Mike

November 19, 2013

Mike Dandliker, 65, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013, at his home.

Mike was born in St. Joseph on July 4, 1948, to David H. and Norma Marie (Hiatt) Dandliker. He was a 1966 graduate of Benton High School, and then attended St. Joseph Junior College and UMKC.

Mike was a former director of the Performing Arts Association. He also acted and directed plays at the Ice House Theatre and Robidoux Resident Theatre.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his two sisters, Diane Dandliker and Dana (Kraig) Gresham; three nephews, Cole, Seth and Alec Gresham, all of St. Joseph; and numerous cousins.

Mr. Dandliker has been cremated. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wednesday, November 20, 2013. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorial donations to The Performing Arts Association.

Cardwell, Sr., Donald Dean

November 19, 2013

Donald Dean Cardwell, Sr., 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2013 at a local healthcare facility with his loving family at his side.

Donald was born on September 12, 1946 in St. Joseph to Roy William and Mary Lucille (Hicks) Cardwell. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, brother, John William Cardwell, great-grandson, Britt Edwin Brant and nephew Kenneth Cardwell.

He worked at the Missouri State Hospital in the housekeeping department until working as security for the hospital. He retired in 2003 after 34 years of employment and was an active member in the hospital’s union.

He married Mary Marie Sipes on July 31, 1967 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes son, Donald Dean Cardwell, Jr., daughter, Donna (John) Swanson, brother, James Lee Cardwell, all of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Samantha Cardwell, Danielle Swanson, Heather (Bryson) Brant, Jay Swanson, Ashley, Ondrea and Kreeden Cardwell; great-grandchildren, Talon Bailey and Raiden Swanson; and several nephews. He loved his family dearly.

Memorial Service 2:30 PM Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.

The family requests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel to help defray funeral expenses.

Ansevics, Nancy

November 19, 2013

NANCY ANSEVICS, Beloved mother and grandmother passed away Thursday November 14th, 2013. The daughter of the late Arthur Repkie and Leona May (aka Ruby) Cornelius. Dr. Ansevics completed extensive post doctoral course work in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Medicine recently completing certification as a medical investigator. She has been published in several journals and is listed among numerous Bar Association Directories as an expert in her field. Dr. Ansevics has presented for both national and state psychological associations for the past 26 years. Dr. Ansevics retired from direct service of Anstocks Forensic Mental Health Clinic which she established and acted as Executive Director and CEO for 20 years. All will miss your wisdom, humor and warmth. Individuals wanting to offer contributions can direct to Heaton-Bowman-Smith funeral home 3609 Fredrick Blvd St. Joseph MO., 64506

Martin, Dede

November 17, 2013

Dorothy Diane “Dede” Martin, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away, Saturday, November 16, 2013 at her home.

Dorothy was born on July 4, 1936 and raised in Boston, Massachusetts.

She went to Las Vegas and became a dancer, where she danced with Dean Martin.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cole Coles and Pricilla Parquette.

Surviving family includes sons, Brian (Patty) Lampshire, Wathena; Gene (Janice) Turner, St. Joseph; daughter, Colette Hunter, Arizona; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and brother, David Coles, California.

Mrs. Martin has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel to help defray funeral expenses.

Brazzell, Kenneth E.

November 16, 2013

Kenneth E. Brazzell, 70, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Kenneth was born on April 8, 1943 in Ridgeway, Missouri to Dee and Mildred (Cook) Brazzell.

Kenneth served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He joined the Army National Guard in Albany, Missouri after his service. He also worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation and retired after 30 years of employment.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two step-brothers, Robert and Roy Brazzell.

He married Alice Rich on May 8, 1976 in Stanberry, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes sons, James and Nathan (Salena) Brazzell, both of St. Joseph; and granddaughters, Kasey, Kaylee, Hannah and Emma Brazzell.

Kenny enjoyed working with wood and assisted in raising money for United Cerebral Palsy along with the Sisters Three. He has donated doll houses, rocking horses, fire truck, army jeep and Cat dump truck. The family suggests memorial contributions to United Cerebral Palsy.

Services 12:00 Noon Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel.
Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday Evening.

Bottorff, Jerry Lynn

November 14, 2013

Jerry Lynn Bottorff, 67, of Euless, Texas, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013.

He was born on May 26, 1946 and raised in St. Joseph, Missouri graduating from Benton High School and Missouri Western University. He last resided in Euless, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his father Dale Bottorff, mothers Helen Colhour Bottorff and Frances Meinert Bottorff, and brother, Cliff Hughs.

Jerry proudly served for 10 years as an officer in the United States Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked for several companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a production manager and consultant. He enjoyed camping, working on automobiles, and playing with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie, children, Jeffrey Bottorff, Carrie Stephens and Sherrie McVicker (John), brother, Ron Bottorff (Sharon) and sister, Elaine Endsley (Jack) as well as his grandchildren, Taylor, Grant, Colton, Ashley and Megan.

Services 11:30 AM Monday, November 18, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 PM Sunday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider contributions to the American Legion at www.legion.org.

Gilgour, Robert Lee

November 13, 2013

Robert Lee Gilgour, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Robert was born on July 7, 1927 in Breckenridge, Missouri to Austin and Della (Pauls) Gilgour. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was then employed by the City of St. Joseph as a Police Officer, he retired after 25 years.

He was a member of the F.O.P. and attended Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Irene Ragle and brother, Glen Gilgour.

Robert married Helen Eloise Brooke on November 18, 1951 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Cowgill, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes sons, Robert Michael and Richard Dean Gilgour (Cheryl) of St. Joseph, William Eugene Gilgour of Phoenix, AZ and Steven Ray Gilgour (Donna) of Faucett, MO; Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

There will be no visitation at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Graveside Services and interment will be held at 11:00AM Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Rose Hill Cemetery, Breckenridge, Missouri.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Parkinson Foundation.

Kerns, Claudia Lee

November 12, 2013

Claudia Lee Kerns, 91, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at a local health care center.

Mrs. Kerns was born May 27, 1922 in Drennon Spring, KY to Marshall and Minnie (Powell) Fitzgerald. She worked as an assistant for Inter-Serv. In 1948, she married Beuford F. Kerns in Troy, KS. She attended the Evangelistic Temple.

Claudia was also preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister, Eldora Ruark, three brothers; Ralph, Wallace and John Fitzgerald, and great-granddaughter, Jessica Whitten.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Fiste, son, John Hill, eight grandchildren, Donald, Dennis, Darren and Dallen Whitten, Dana Gann, Deavanie Flaska, John E. Hill, Jr. and Kimberly Andrus; fifteen great-grandchildren, Sara, Wesley, Shar, Shay, Travis, Connor and Tucker Whitten, Amber Matthes, Nick Smith, Dakota Gann, , Kaycee Dean, Skylar Flaska, Lucas, Madison and Bailey Andrus; and six great-great-grandchildren, Paige, Payden and Phylan Edwards, Kayleigh Dean, Maci and Hunter Smith.

Services 1:00 PM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Thursday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday evening.

Barger, Willis J. “Dude”

November 8, 2013

Willis J. “Dude” Barger, 86, of Parkville, Missouri passed away Friday, November 8, 2013 at Riverside Nursing & Rehab Center in Riverside, Missouri.

He was born on April 11, 1927 in St. Joseph to John and Mable (Clark) Barger. Willis worked at Dugdale’s as a Butcher and after his retirement he repaired and rebuilt antique furniture. He also enjoyed quail hunting and fishing.

Willis married Pauline Rae Caudle on February 23, 1957 in Hiawatha, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes daughters, Paula R. Gordon, of Parkville; Gloria J. Shepherd, of Colorado; brothers, William Barger, Elwood, Kansas; and Louis Barger, Wathena, KS; grandson, Jesse L. Gordon and several nieces and nephews.

Willis was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John and Jess Barger, and sisters, Marie Smith and Molly Barger.

Mr. Barger has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services.

Inurnment Iola Cemetery, Sparks, Kansas at a later date.

Harrison, M. Lynn

November 7, 2013

Mary Lynn Harrison, 51, of St. Joseph, was called home, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Lynn was born on August 24, 1962 in Denver, Colorado to Charles “Gary” and Mary Alice (Kinder) Hood. She was raised in St. Joseph where she graduated from Bishop LeBlond High School. She was employed at Murphy-Watson-Burr Eye Center for 13 years as an Optician.

She was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church.

Lynn was preceded in death by her father, Charles “Gary” Hood, maternal grandparents, Caddo and Grace Kinder and paternal grandparents, John and Hazel Hood and 2 grandchildren, Katelynn Louise and Sophia Francis Hoskins.

She married David Harrison, her husband and soul mate, on September 2, 1995 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes her 4 children, Jeanette Wells, of St. Joseph; Jason (Gabriella) Skidmore, Ashland, Virginia; Jeni Skidmore and Ashley (Shawn) Hoskins, both of St. Joseph; 7 grandchildren, mother, Mary Alice (Larry) Smithers, siblings, John Hood (Marilyn Rodriguez), Pam (Ron) Greiner, Laurie (Cort) Huffman, Brenda Calvert, Jeff Carrel (Paula Trautman), numerous nieces and nephews, and her pet Yorkie, Olivia.

She was a loving woman of faith, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Daughter and Sister. Lynn’s faith and her family always came first and her permanent smile was always uplifting to all. She will be immortal in our love.

Celebration of Life 1:00 PM Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Green Valley Baptist Church under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Mrs. Harrison will be removed from our chapel to arrive at the Church one hour prior to the service.

Visitation will begin after 6:00 PM Friday at Green Valley Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends until 8:00 PM Friday evening.

Neal, Scott Thomas

November 7, 2013

Scott Thomas Neal, 55, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Heartland Hospital.

Scott was born on March 20, 1958 in St. Joseph. He was employed with MFA.

Survivors include a daughter, Shalan Neal; sister, Victoria Neal and 2 nieces, Amy and Kelley.

Mr. Neal has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel; memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

Shelton, Joyce E.

November 7, 2013

Joyce Shelton, 60, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at her home.

Joyce was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on July 22, 1953, to John and Beatrice Lawson. She was a 1971 graduate of Lafayette High School, and enjoyed crafts, crocheting and making afghans.

She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Sarah Bunse.

Joyce is survived by her sister, Carole Calhoun; brother, Jim Hoffmaster; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shelton has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends at our Chapel from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013.

The family suggests memorial contributions in care of the funeral home to be used to help defray funeral expenses.

Joslin, Winifred Nadine

November 7, 2013

Winifred Nadine Joslin, 85, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Nadine was born in St. Joseph, MO on February 5, 1928, to Henry and Kathryn (Brown) Steinhauer. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Wright; son George Benner and granddaughter, Heather Groce.

Nadine worked for Whitaker Cable Co.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (Paul) Reed, Amazonia, MO; grandchildren, Alicia Gromowski, Kellie, Angelique, Jacob Benner, Ian Benner, Angel Kirkland and Tabby Clements; seventeen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, in St. Joseph. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wednesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorials to Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Daniels, Helen C.

November 4, 2013

Helen C. Daniels, 96, of Cameron, MO, passed away Sunday November 3, 2013 at the Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Helen was born October 21, 1917 in Platte County, Missouri to Frank and Stella Myers. She married J.O. Daniels and he preceded her in death on January 17, 1991. She was a member of the Cameron Hospital Auxiliary and was known as the Monkey Guru because of hundreds of sock monkeys she made for sale in the hospital’s gift shop.

Mrs. Daniels is also preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, Nancy Adams and Barbara Sincotta; two sisters, Mary Pearl West and Geraldine Edwards; two brothers Eldon and Albert Myers and a granddaughter, Melanie Davis. She is survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank all the Doctors and Nurses at the Cameron Regional Medical Center for taking such good care of Helen.

Mrs. Daniels has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services at the chapel, inurnment will be at a later date.

Thomas, Delbert F.

November 4, 2013

Delbert F. Thomas, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at LaVerna Village of St. Joseph.

Delbert was born on June 21, 1924 in New Hampton, Missouri, to Manford and Silvia (McNeese) Thomas, from where he was raised and graduated high school.

Delbert worked for Superior Supply Store and retired from there in 1989. He was a member of Deer Park Grace United Methodist Church and enjoyed camping.

He joined the United States Army during World War II. After his service in the Army, he married Betty Mae Eisenbarger on May 4, 1946. She preceded him in death on May 14, 1997. They had one daughter, Linda Waters, who passed away on January 12, 2013.

Delbert was also preceded in death by his parents, sister, Mildred Thomas, 1 step-grandchild, 1 great-grandson, and 1 great-granddaughter.

Surviving family includes grandsons, Travis (Kezia) Osborn, of Stanberry, Missouri; Thomas Waters, St. Joseph; sister-in-laws, Dorothy Eisenbarger, of Lawrence, KS; and Pat Eisenbarger, of Grove, OK; great-grandson, Elijah Osborn, 7 step-grandchildren, and 16 step great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 AM Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Graveside Committal will be held at 1:30 PM Thursday at Kidwell Cemetery, Martinsville, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday Evening.

Sanger, Beulah M.

November 4, 2013

Beulah M. Sanger, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013 at Saxton Riverside Country Villa.

Beulah was born in Willowbrook, Missouri to Frank and Addie (McIntosh) Hersh.

She worked for Noma Lites and the St. Joseph State Hospital until her retirement. Beulah then became at homemaker. She was a member of Copeland Baptist Church and liked reading, playing crossword puzzles and gardening.

She was preceded in death by George J. Sanger, Sr., Husband; Addie (McIntosh-Hersh) Tolmie, Mother; Frank Hersh, father; Helen Hersh, Marie (Hersh) Brim and Nellie (Hersh) Busby, sisters; Elton Hersh and Edward Tolmie, brothers; Bryan Ferguson, grandson; Jessica and Amber Stokes, great-granddaughters; Thaddeous Rivers, great-grandson and John Fisher, son-in-law.

Surviving family includes sons, George J. (Joyce) Sanger, Jr.; Phillip L. (Clara) Sanger; son, Kenneth D. (Joann) Sanger; daughters, Rose M. Fisher; Barbara J. (Harold) Ferguson; Frances A. Wohletz; and Johanna C. (Louis) Wohletz; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 AM Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the charity of the Donor’s Choice.

Prater, Carolyn Marie (Weaver)

November 2, 2013

Carolyn M. Prater, 73, St. Joseph, MO, went to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carolyn was born on July 24, 1940, in Edgerton, MO to William Carl and Josephine Pearl (Masoner) Weaver. She attended Rosendale High School and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. Carolyn had retired from PPG in O’Fallon, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her companion, Harry Carriger; grandsons, Brent Davis and Storm Huey and son-in-law, Steven McIntyre.

Carolyn will be sadly missed by her children, Darla Miller (Tim), Karla Davis, Ronda Speer (Rodney), Robin Svuba (Warren), Candy McIntyre, Darryl Prater and Farryl Prater (Tonya); 14 grandchildren, Ryan, Sarah, Christi, Bryson, Jeremiah, Angie, Anson, Cammie, Sheldon, Amanda, Mat, Brandon, Derek & Jacob; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ernie and J.C. and 3 sisters, Barbara, Bonnie and Sue.

Services 10:00 AM Monday, November 4, 2013 at Eastside Baptist Church.
Interment Savannah Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, in St. Joseph, MO, where the family will receive friends 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Eastside Baptist Church.

Yingling, Robert D.

November 2, 2013

Ssgt. Robert D. Yingling, 58, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 at his home in Fayetteville, NC.

Robert was born in Hammond, Indiana to Dean and Maxine Yingling. He retired from the U.S. Army and worked as a surgical technician at Womack Army Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn; mother, Maxine; daughter Rebecca; brother, Jim (Kim); nephew Michael; two grandchildren, residing in Germany; aunts and many cousins.

Graveside Service and inurnment to be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, in St. Joseph, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Foster, David J.

November 2, 2013

Union Star, MO – David J. Foster, 52, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Abbey Woods Living & Rehab Center, in St. Joseph.

David was born on November 2, 1960, in St. Joseph, MO, to Joseph A and Marilyn (Bashor) Foster. He lived most of his life in Union Star, MO where he was a 1979 graduate of Union Star High School. He loved the outdoors, gardening and taking care of his dogs, Molly, Hondo and Dog. He was a member of the Woods Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Marilyn (Bashor) Foster and sisters, Martha (Roy) Coyle, Jacksonville, FL, Linda (Garry) Adrian, Savannah, MO, Janet (Randall) Pulley, and Ellen (Thomas) Couch, all of St. Joseph, MO.

Mr. Foster has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

There will be no visitation or services. Inurnment at a later date at Union Star Cemetery. A registry book will be available for signing at the Chapel.

Ray, Marcy

November 2, 2013

Marcy Ray, 66, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at her home.

Marcy was born on December 17, 1946, in Maryville, Missouri. She was a graduate of Tarkio, MO High School. She was employed by Mead-Westvaco. She was a sponsor of the International Children’s Fund.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross Ray and Opal Louise (Piearson) Pierce and one sister, Madeline.

Marcy is survived by her lifelong companion, Sharon Withrow; sister, Marilyn Howard; brother, Robert Simpson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marcy has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services. Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society.

Prater, Carolyn Marie (Weaver)

November 1, 2013

Carolyn M. Prater, 73, St. Joseph, MO, went to be with our heavenly Father on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carolyn was born on July 24, 1940, in Edgerton, MO to William Carl and Josephine Pearl (Masoner) Weaver. She attended Rosendale High School and was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. Carolyn had retired from PPG in O’Fallon, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her companion, Harry Carriger; grandsons, Brent Davis and Storm Huey and son-in-law, Steven McIntyre.

Carolyn will be sadly missed by her children, Darla Miller (Tim), Karla Davis, Ronda Speer (Rodney), Robin Svuba (Warren), Candy McIntyre, Darryl Prater and Farryl Prater (Tonya); 14 grandchildren, Ryan, Sarah, Christi, Bryson, Jeremiah, Angie, Anson, Cammie, Sheldon, Amanda, Mat, Brandon, Derek & Jacob; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ernie and J.C. and 3 sisters, Barbara, Bonnie and Sue.

Services: 10:00 a.m. Monday at Eastside Baptist Church. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, in St. Joseph, MO, where the family will receive friends 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Eastside Baptist Church.

Gillespie, Beverly

October 30, 2013

Beverly Gillespie, 64, Rea, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Beverly was born March 13, 1949 in Creston, Iowa to Frank and Pauline Deemer. She graduated from Kellerton High School in Iowa and moved to Rea, Missouri in 1985.

She was a cook at Eagleville Truck Stop, Sisters of Saint Francis for 23 years, and retired from Conception, Missouri school.

Beverly was a very giving and caring person and a wonderful wife. She loved to keep a clean home and cook, especially known for her beef and homemade noodles, and bake. She also loved to read and crochet, making beautiful Afghans for herself and others.

Mostly she loved having her grandchildren around, and enjoyed cards and games and visiting Branson, Missouri.

Beverly and Henry Hilsenbeck have been faithful companions for over 29 years, and he survives of the home. Together they raised a garden and always shared what they grew. They loved to attend dances and Beverly always brought popcorn for everyone that sat at the table.

Beverly was preceded in death by her parents; and twins, Tina and Tracy.

Additional survivors include three sons of Johnny and Beverly, Eddy Gillespie of Macksburg, Iowa, Tim Gillespie of Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Roger Gillespie of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Jazmine, Amber, Dominic, Dakota, Brittni, Cheyenne, Jaden, Malachi; brother, Dean Deemer, Marion, Iowa.

Services 10:00 AM Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 3:00 PM, Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Sisters of St. Francis or St. Francis’ hospital SSM Hospice.

Dietderich, Richard Lee

October 29, 2013

Richard Lee Dietderich, 82, Las Vegas, NV passed away October 17, 2013.
Richard was a resident of St. Joseph, Mo for 71 years.
He attended Christian Brothers High School and was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church.
He proudly served in the USMC and was in the Korean War 1950-53.
He was a proud Teamster for 40 years and was employed at Dugdale Packing Company for 30 years; after they closed he worked at Colonial Bakery and Roadway.
Richard moved to Las Vegas, NV in 2002 with his wife Beverly so they could be close to the grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lillie, 3 brothers George, Harold & Ronald a sister Doris Suarez.
He is survived by his wife Beverly Dietderich, son Rick Dietderich, daughter Lori Bruley, son-in-law David Bruley, grandson Brahms and granddaughter Nichole all of Las Vegas, NV, plus nieces and nephews.
We will miss our husband, father and grandfather and especially all his great stories, he was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Mr. Dietderich has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Private Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Aebersold, Dorothy W.

October 26, 2013

Dorothy W. Aebersold, 91, Overland Park, KS; formerly of St. Joseph and Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Dorothy was born on November 28, 1921 to Norman and Elisabeth Hurst in the farming community of Andrew County. She was a 1940 graduate of Rosendale High School.

Dorothy married Donald R. Aebersold on September 7, 1941 in Olathe, KS. From 1941-1965 they farmed east of Rosendale. They moved to St. Joseph in 1967

Mrs. Aebersold retired from Methodist Hospital after 16 years of service. Dorothy was baptized a Christian. She was a 4-H Leader in cooking and sewing. She enjoyed gardening and always made her homemade noodles and angel food cake for every birthday. She loved to dance and regularly attended the Saturday night dances at the Andrew County and St. Joseph Senior Centers.

Dorothy is survived by her daugther, Donna L. Campbell, Overland Park, KS; brother, Willis Hurst, Hutchison, KS; 3 granddaughters, Kim Rollins, Kay Dresel, Lisa Baker; 2 grandsons, Matthew Campbell and Andrew Campbell; 11 great-grandchildren, Mallory and Ben Dresel, Josh Rollins, Keith and Kevin Baker, Michael and Alyssa Campbell, Andrew Jr., Nikolas, Hunter and Madison Campbell; 3 great-great grandchildren, Jacob, Hunter and Evan Dresel.

Mrs. Aeberold was preceded in death by her husband, Donald on November 21, 1971, her parents and a daughter, Doris Aebersold.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, 307 South 6th Street, Savannah, Missouri. The family will then receive friends and relatives at the Andrew County Senior Center, 101 South 4th Street, Savannah Missouri from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday evening. Private Interment at Savannah Cemetery at a later date.

Burns, Joyce

October 24, 2013

Joyce Burns, 82 of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at Saxton Riverside Country Villa.

Joyce was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, England on May 7, 1931. Her parents were Arthur and Edith Gibson. Her father was a factory worker and her mother a homemaker. She immigrated to the United States in 1952 at the age of 21 and became a naturalized citizen.

Joyce was married to Lawrence Joseph Burns on September 29, 1957 in St. Joseph, Missouri where they made their home. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in St. Joseph and a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society and volunteered at The House of Bread and the Open Door Food Kitchen.

Joyce loved to travel and visited Colorado, Canada, Chicago, The Ozarks and return trips “home” to England. She enjoyed the outdoors, relaxing on “The Deck”, drives to Big Lake, watching reruns of the Andy Griffith Show, and listening to Nat “King” Cole and Frank Sinatra Records.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence, two sons, Brian Geoffrey and David Andrew, and a grandson David Lee.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 AM Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends until 8:30 PM Evening.

A Prayer Vigil will take place at 7:00 PM Thursday at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier House of Bread.

Phillippe-Giancana, Nicole Marie

October 24, 2013

Nicole Marie Phillippe-Giancana, 34, Topeka, KS; formerly of St. Joseph; passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at her home after a long battle with several illnesses.
Nicole was born on January 26, 1979 in St. Joseph, MO. She grew up in Missouri and Nebraska and graduated from Fairburry, Nebraska High School.
Nicole had worked as a Med Aid at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Before she got sick, she was taking nursing classes and would have made an excellent nurse. She was of the Lutheran faith.
Nicole married Paul Reese, to that union, 2 children were born and they later divorced. She then married Marcus Giancana, to that union a son was born. Her children were her life and her passion, she will be dearly missed.
Nicole is survived by her children, Tyler Reese, Lauren Reese and Xadrian Giancana, husband, Marcus Giancana; ex-husband, Paul Reese; mother and father, Patty and Scott Englehard; Mom and Dad, Diane and Kurt Neff; Sisters, Elise Manship, Donna Attebury and Shyann Kociemba, Barbara Neff; brother, Dakota Cochrane; Grandparents; Jim and Darlene Sullwold; 2 grandfathers, H. James Phillippe and Alvie Manship; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Nicole was preceded in death by her siblings, Jacqueline, Shacoda, Michael and Montana; grandparetns, Vernon and Etta McMichael, Harley and Grace Phillippe and a grandmother, Patricia Manship
Services 3:00 PM Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri. Nicole will be cremated following the services. Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Friday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to an Education Fund for Nicole’s children.

Clark, Cara L.

October 22, 2013

Cara L. Clark, 43, Savannah, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 20, 2013 at a local hospital.

Cara was born October 6, 1970 in Savannah to Ronald and Adrianne (Boatright) Clark. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1989 and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University.

Cara was the family “baker” and a caring friend to all. Her dog, Copper, was her best friend and together they walked the town regularly, visiting with all those whose path they crossed.

In keeping with her caring unselfish nature, she donated her organs to those in need.

Cara was preceded in death by her grandparents, James and Mildred Boatright and Orval and Ruth Clark.

Survivors include her parents; Ronald and Adrianne Clark; brother, Dirck and Tracey Clark, Emily and Boone, Savannah, Missouri; sister, Carla and Kurt Killen, Conor, Brenna and Matthew, Kansas City, Missouri; brother, Timothy and Susan Clark, Molly and Sarah, Saint Louis, Missouri; and her beloved dog, Copper.

Memorial services 11:30 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation will begin at 10 am Wednesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11:30 am. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Andrew County Ministries or the Rolling Hills Library.

Poage, Stephen F.

October 22, 2013

Stephen F. Poage, 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2013 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Steve was born on November 17, 1948 in St. Joseph to Cecil Allen and Bernice Irene (Blake) Poage. He attended Missouri University, received his Bachelor’s Degree from Missouri Western State University and received his Master’s Degree from North West Missouri State University in Elementary and Secondary Education.

He worked at Bessie Ellison Elementary for 34 years by the St. Joseph School District and St. Joseph Christian for 3 years. Stephen was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents.

He married Barbara Ann Kulessa on December 22, 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes children, Stephanie (Josh) Bowen, Kansas City, Missouri; Andrew Poage, of St. Joseph; Heidi (Ben) Allison, Springfield, Missouri; and Grant Poage, St. Joseph; sister, Paula Davis, Lynchburg, Virginia; grandchildren, Jake, Abby and Kimberlin Bowen.

Services 11:00 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 PM Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

Smith, Catherine E.

October 19, 2013

Catherine E. Smith, 92, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Sunrise Senior Living in Overland Park, Kansas.

Catherine was born on November 25, 1920 in St. Joseph to John T. and Blanche A. (Tee) Marteny. She graduated from Lafayette High School, was a member of the Runcie Club and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Catherine married Jerald R. Smith in 1939 in St. Joseph. They celebrated 42 years of marriage. He preceded her in death in 1981. She was a homemaker and raised her family before becoming an administrative assistant with the United States Department of Agriculture. She retired in 1982.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Jerald F. Smith and brother, Edward Marteny.

Surviving family includes daughter, Marta Gore and son-in-law, Logan Gore, III of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Pat Smith, of Fort Myers, Florida; grandchildren, Catie McManus, Dina Thompson, Jill Smith, Natalie Schneider and Van Smith, 11 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express their thanks to Sunrise Senior Living of Overland Park, where she resided the last four years.

Services 2:00 PM Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri. Interment Ashland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

King, Jr., Homer C.

October 19, 2013

Homer C. King, Jr., 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Homer was born on September 19, 1922 in St. Joseph to Homer C. and Birdie (Ozenberger) King, Sr. He graduated from Central High School and attended William Jewel College in Liberty, Missouri and the University of Kansas.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and flew 26 bombing missions over Germany. His plane was shot down and was taken as prisoner of war for over 14 months in Germany.

Homer was active in the automobile business and operated King’s East Airdrome in St. Joseph. He enjoyed traveling throughout the country and owned a place in Long Lost Lake, Minnesota, where they spent many enjoyable summers fishing and boating.

His first wife, Martha, passed away in 1981. He has been married to Mary Lois King since 1983, she survives of the home. Homer was also preceded in death by his parents.

Additional surviving family includes sister, Susan R. Fay and her husband, Robert; nephew, Steve Fay and his wife, Kitty and their children, Jack and William Fay, niece, Carol Haenisch and her daughter, Susan Haenisch.

Celebration of Life 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, Florida 32256.

Smith, Allen R.

October 19, 2013

Allen R. Smith, 59, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on October 16, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Allen was born on April 15, 1954, in Trenton, Missouri to Leonard E. and Helen R. (Clark) Smith.

He was a graduate of Coffey High School in Coffey, Missouri. Allen received his Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Northwest Missouri State University. He loved his work and enjoyed working with elderly people.

Allen was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children, Nathan A. Smith and Carrie M. Smith, step-son, Jeffery Brogan, sisters, Edna “Edie” (Tom) Everly and Joycelyn K. Inglis and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 12:00 Noon Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church.
Interment Pilot Grove #2 Cemetery, Jamesport, Missouri.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Baptist Church.

Services under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Cassity, Lonnie Jewell

October 19, 2013

Lonnie Jewell Cassity, 77, of St. Joseph passed away Friday, October 18, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Lonnie was born on January 30, 1936 in DeKalb, Missouri to the late Jewell and Nina (Linville) Cassity. He attended Lafayette High School.

Mr. Cassity worked at Seitz Food for 37 years and retired in 2000.Lonnie was a veteran of the Vietnam War and attended Faucett Christian Church. He loved all outdoor activities, mainly boating, fishing and hunting.

He married Fayetta Mizell on October 9, 1964, and recently celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes children, Kelley Steele, of St. Joseph; Michael Cox and Melody (John) Owens, both of Raymore, Missouri; brother, Patrick (Susan) Cassity, of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Sawyer Marlay and Terri Lynn, sister-in-law, Dorie (Johnny) Sights, brother-in-law, Vincent (Gail) Mizell and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express appreciation to the Living Community Staff, Bridge Rehabilitation and Heartland Hospital ICU, and 2 East Staff.

Services 10:00 AM Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 12:00 Noon Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Faucett Christian Church.

Martin, Jacquelyn J.

October 19, 2013

Savannah, MO- Jacquelyn J. Martin, 69, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2013, at her home.

Jacquelyn was born on July 11, 1944, in Atchison, Kansas. She was a graduate of DeKalb R-4 High School and was a member of Frederick Blvd. Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lovell T. and Lillian L. (Shotwell) West; infant brother, Thomas and grandson, Richard Martin.

Jacquelyn married Russell Allen “Bud” Martin on March 18, 1963 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home. Other survivors include her son, Scott Martin; daughter, Paula Enns (John), sister, Mary Jane Fisher (Bill); three grandsons, Christopher and Cameron Henderson and Daniel Enns; and two nephews, Jeff (Katie) Fisher and B.J. Fisher.

Services 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel . Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

(Orozco) Ostroski, Carmen

October 16, 2013

Carmen (Orozco) Ostroski, of St. Joseph, MO, died at her home on Monday, October 14, 2013. She was 64. She was born on March 8, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO. Carmen attended Co-Cathedral Elementary School and Lafayette High School. In 1966 she married Raymond J. Ostroski and together they had 2 children, Shannon Ostroski of Austin, TX and Karrie (Ostroski) Allen of The Woodlands, TX. Carmen & Ray divorced in 1989 and since 1992 Carmen has been a partner with Michael Sipes. Carmen worked in payroll for the City of St. Joseph for many years, as well as for Moila Country Club and then at the end of her career for Ruiz & Associates in Kansas City, MO. She was a loving mother & grandmother who volunteered throughout her life, most recently being: Food Pantry, Patee House Museum, & Webster Learning Center. In addition, she has served as a Eucharistic Minister at Cathedral of St. Joseph Church in St. Joseph, MO. Carmen enjoyed St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Ford Mustang automobiles, but most of all she enjoyed music & dancing. She loved to watch most dancing: ballet, tap & jazz, but she was the happiest when she was out on the dance floor. Carmen is survived by her two daughters: Shannon & Karrie, her two sons-in-law: David Ilges & Jeffrey Allen, her two grandsons: Abram & Braxton Allen, her mother Louisa McCartney, her five brothers: Johnny, Michael, Joe, Charlie, & Nathanial, her two sisters: Rosemary & Melissa, and her partner Michael Sipes. She was predeceased by Raymond, her sister Margaret, her grandmother Josefina Maria Orozco – Bernard, grandfather, Sylvester Orozco & step grandfather, Augustine Bernard.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 20th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, followed with a Rosary at 6:00 PM.

Mass will be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MO on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made in Carmen’s name to the Patee House Food Pantry.

Grable, Dorothy Lue

October 16, 2013

Dorothy Lue Grable, 94, of Agency, departed from this life Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

She was born November 27, 1918 to Henry and Beulah (Whitson) Davis. She resided her entire life on the same farm which had been homesteaded by her great-grandparents. She graduated from Agency High School in 1936. She married George L. Grable on August 12, 1939. He passed away January 14, 1997.

She was a life-long member of the Agency United Methodist Church. She held many positions in the church during the years and remained active until her recent illness. She was a member of the Day Lilies women’s group. She enjoyed hand-quilting many beautiful quilts for the church.

She enjoyed reading poetry and thought laughter was very important in life.

Her life was her family, friends and her church. She is survived by a daughter, Jane Ann Reynolds and husband Eddie of Agency, a son, Wayne Grable and wife Penny of Agency, four grandchildren, Gail Sutton and husband Scott of Agency, Craig Reynolds and wife Mikka of Kansas City, MO, Derek Grable of Agency and Bethany Knapp and husband Tad of St. Joseph. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Taylor Sutton, Kami Sutton, Olivia Reynolds, Sophia Reynolds and Casen Knapp. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Joy Ellis Grable and wife Lois of Branson, her church family and many friends.

Services 1:00 PM Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Agency United Methodist Church in Agency, Missouri.
Interment Agency Cemetery.

Mrs. Grable will be removed from our chapel to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions be given to the Agency United Methodist Church or those that wish, may pass along a random act of kindness in her memory.

Hanway, Francis J.

October 16, 2013

Francis J. Hanway, 81, of Cameron, MO passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Francis was born on May 10, 1932 to Peter and Theresa (Halter) Hanway in St. Joseph, Missouri. Francis grew up in St. Joseph and attended Christian Brothers High School.

Francis served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 – 1954. His final rank was Corporal.

In 1959, he married Eleanor Lamar, mother of his five children, Michele Hanway, Gower, MO; Jerry (Mindy) Hanway, Kansas City, MO; Ron (Lori) Hanway, Lincoln, NE; Matt Hanway, Gower, MO; and Tony (Rachel) Hanway, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Robert, Sawyer, Taylor, Kaylee, Macie, Tyler, Jacob, Hanna, Carlie, Taylor and Blake, sisters, Eva Hanway, Wilhelmina Hoffelmeyer, Josephine Jackson and Imogene Richey and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Francis worked for a packing company in St. Joseph for over 20 years. He was a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Easton, Missouri; He was a member of the Dugdale Union and also enjoyed farming, gardening, country music and going to tractor shows.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Paul Hanway, sisters, Betty McPhee, Anna Marie Saunders and Rosemary Schleicher.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday, October 19, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Easton, MO.
Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Easton, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, 3609 Frederick Blvd., St. Joseph, MO 64506, Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Friday, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 PM Friday Evening at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Easton, Missouri.

Carver-Cox, Laura Mae

October 15, 2013

Laura Mae Carver-Cox, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Laura was born on November 2, 1928 in St. Joseph to Leonard C. and Mary A. (Webster) Raines. She was a graduate of Benton High School.

Laura had worked at Swift Co. and had later worked as a butcher for Armour and Company.

She married Robert L. Carver on July 27, 1945 in Kansas; he preceded her in death in 1977. She then married Everett Cox and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Laura was a lifetime member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of VFW. She was an avid Chiefs Fan, loved watching TV Land and playing Solitary.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Brenda Fanscher and brother, Clarence Raines.

Surviving family includes two sons, Robert G. Carver and Steven H. (Cindy) Carver, sister, Linda K. Piercy, all of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Brian, Shawn, Michelle, Stephenie, and Scott; 13 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Services 1:00 PM Friday, October 18, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Thursday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday Evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Smith, Bernadine Janeice (Bertelsen)

October 15, 2013

Bernadine Janeice (Bertelsen) Smith, 91, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

She was born on December 12, 1921, in Meadville, Missouri, to Frank and Ruby E. (Humphfres) Bertelsen. She was a graduate of Meadville High School.

Bernadine worked as a beautician; and was then employed by Swift & Co; Missouri Western State University; Moila; and retired from childcare at Methodist Medical Center. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she was active in the Relief Society and in genealogy. She was a Cub Scout Leader, and Bernadine and her husband were members of the Community Choir for many years.

She married Harold Roger Smith on October 15, 1955 in St. Joseph, MO. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2011. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Link and Dean Bertelsen.

Survivors include two sons, Beric B. (Diane) Smith, St. Joseph, MO and Rodney R. Smith, Kansas City, MO; sister, Mercedes Hoffman, Atchison, KS; sister-in-law, Gerry Bertelsen, Greeley, CO; three grandchildren: Matt Henton, Brett Smith and Cory Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 17, 2013 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in St. Joseph. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Alzheimer’s Association.

Lewis, Mary A.

October 15, 2013

Mary A. Lewis, 90, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Mary was born on July 15, 1923, in Audubon, Iowa, to Hans and Anna (Mikelsen) Christensen.

She worked for Mead Products for 31 years, retiring on May 1, 1981.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, John L. Teale on March 6, 1987; second husband, Robert T. Lewis on October 22, 2012 and numerous brothers and sisters.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews, her companion and beloved dog Snowball and dear friend Darlene Sullward.

Services 2:30pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9am Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice.

Frankovich, George

October 15, 2013

George Frankovich, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home.

Born in Hrast, Yugoslavia on October 6, 1922, Mr. Frankovich escaped the communist country and came to the United States November 23, 1949 making his home in St. Joseph. He was employed at Quaker Oats for 35 years retiring in 1985.

Mr. Frankovich was of the Roman Catholic faith and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and the Quaker Oats Century Club.

In 1956, he married the former Hazel (Judy) Figgins. She preceded him in death March 10, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Franc and Marija Frankovich and two brothers, Frank and John.

Survivors: son, Mike (Kim) Frankovich, grandsons, Kaleb (Cierra) and Michael Frankovich, Jr., all of St. Joseph; brothers, Joseph and Matthew; sisters, Ann Mavinec and Mary Spahic of Hrast, Yugoslavia; and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Calvary, Wathena, Kansas.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening, with a Parish Rosary being recited at 6:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel.

In lieu of cards and flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Jude Children’s Cancer Hospital in George’s name.

Lance, H. Christine

October 13, 2013

H. Christine Lance, 88, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2013 surrounded by her loving family, at a local health care center.

Christine was born June 29, 1925 in Savannah, Missouri to Otis and Mabel (Clizer) Lance. She grew up in the Hackberry community.

Ms Lance was a Doctor’s assistant for Dr. Wayne Maxwell for 35 years. She also co-owned Lance’s House of Flowers in Savannah.

Christine was a member of the Savannah United Methodist Church and Business Professional Women of Savannah. She was recognized as “Person of the Year” by Savannah Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and was also a member of the Andrew County Health Board for over 35 years.

Christine enjoyed Seek and Find Puzzles, reading and visiting daily with her coffee friends.

Christine was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Cameron Lance.

Survivors include brother, Caryl (Betty) Lance; nieces, Sheryl (Gary) Jermain, Paige Lance; nephews, Kent Lance, Jeff (Caelene) Lance; nine great-nieces and nephews.

Services 10 am Tuesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12:30 pm, Monday at our Chapel,
where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to AseraCare Hospice.

Wilmes, Scharlene M.

October 11, 2013

Scharlene M. Wilmes, 78, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at a local health care center.

Scharlene was born January 7, 1935 in Atchison, Kansas, to Ralph and Millie (Bellis) Burge. She was a graduate of Atchison High School.

Scharlene was married to Gene Wilmes in Estes Park, Colorado in 1979, he preceded her in death.

Scharlene was a laboratory technician for 15 years at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Scharlene loved to cook and won an award for being the “Best Cook on the Block”. She was also a HUGE Chiefs fan.

Scharlene was also preceded in death by her parents; and son, Jeff Eiman; brothers, Riley and Harold Burge; and nephew David Burge.

Survivors include son, Richard (Patti) Eiman; daughter, Lana Wells; all of Saint Joseph, Missouri; son, Scott (Barbie) Eiman, Chan Hassan, Minnesota;
nine grandchildren, Janelle, Bunny, Christopher, Jerod, Sara, Jessica, Jeff, April, Tyson; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Services 6 pm, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 5 to 6 pm at our Chapel. Private inurnment, in Savannah Cemetery, will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Heartland Hands of Hope Hospice.

Templeton, James D. “Jimmy”

October 10, 2013

James D. “Jimmy” Templeton, 41, St. Joseph, MO; passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at a local hospital.
Jimmy was born on February 15, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was a graduate of Mid-Buchanan High School and Missouri Western State University, with a degree in Marketing and Business Management. He played baseball as a pitcher for his high school and college teams.
Jimmy worked for St. Joe Frontier Casino, in the Main Bank. He had previously worked at Budget Rental Car in Kansas City.
Jimmy was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing darts. He was of the Christian faith.
Jimmy is survived by his Father, Roy and Sherry Dorssom-Templeton, Faucett, MO; 3 brothers, Bob Templeton, St. Joseph, Mo , John (Becky) Templeton, Bell Center, OH and Michael Dorssom, Kansas City, MO; aunt, Shirley Jenkins; uncle, Bob (Barb) Templeton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Templeton in 2000 and a grandmother, Louisa Templeton.
Jimmy has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Blair, Gary L.

October 10, 2013

Gary L. Blair, 72, St. Joseph, MO, passed away at his home Monday, October 7, 2013, surrounded by his family.

Gary was born on April 2, 1941, in Pattonsburg, MO, to Roy and Verna (Lawless) Blair.

He loved bowling, fishing, hunting and working on his old cars. He was a member of First Baptist Church and the American Bowling Association. He loved all his grandkids, even the ones not related that called him Papa.

Gary worked for Heitman Mattress, owned Brage Upholstery, retired from Golden Touch Upholstery in Overland Park, KS in 2000.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Blair; sisters, Carolyn Mallott, Janice Tudor, Sharon Blair and great-grandson, Tucker Conard.

Gary married Kay Wilkinson on February 8, 1959. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his daughter, Billie Kay (Sonnie) Suman of Wathena, KS; son, Ed (Janice) Blair, St. Joseph, MO; seven grandchildren, Joe Fulton (Ashley Selecman), Jennifer Uredi (James Thomason); Becky (Shawn) Pettegrew, Santina (Josh) Sutton, Holly (Chris) Conard, Richard Fulton (Ashley Sawyer) and Brooke (Derek) Smiley; four step-grandchildren, Stephen, Jeromy (Meghan), Taylor (Rachel) Suman and Joe (Erika) Kleine; fifteen great-grandchildren, Bryson, Hailie, Denise, Ashlyn, Joshalin, Caleb, Joshua, Tamara, Lainie, Madelyn, Kimber, Sully, Raelyn, Kinley and Kallie; eight step-great-grandchildren, Will, Jalynn, Kiley, Sydney, Josie, Layna, Lily and Lucy.

Services 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Heart Association or to Three Rivers Hospice.

Mahoney, Mary Virginia “Jena”

October 7, 2013

Mary Virginia “Jena” Mahoney, 95, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Living Community of St. Joseph.

Jena was born on June 15, 1918 in St. Joseph to John J. and Anna P. (Morin) Waldron.

Jena was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Charity, Knight of Columbus # 571 Ladies Auxiliary, St. Ann’s Altar Society and “Golden Girls 36”. She enjoyed playing bridge, puzzles and watching Royals, Chiefs, Mizzou and Notre Dame Sports. She worked for Pepsi Cola and was a secretary for Mount Olivet Cemetery.

She married Freeman D. Mahoney on May 11, 1946. He preceded her in death on August 26, 1987. She was also preceded by her parents, son, John J. Mahoney, two brothers, Eugene and John J. Waldron, Jr., four sisters, Margaret Jackson, Helen Caulfield, Marie Wenderoth and Rosanna Serocki.

Survivors include her seven children, Dan (Carol) Mahoney, Mike (Patty) Mahoney, Jim (Teresa) Mahoney, Noreen (Joe) Houts, Tom (Crystal) Mahoney, Joe (Debbie) Mahoney, and Mary Pat (Brian) Hewitt. Thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Jean Waldron, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Daughters of Isabella Rosary 4:00 PM and Parish Rosary 6:30 PM Wednesday at our chapel.

The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening.

In memory of Jena, her family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Hands of Hope Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Metzinger, David E.

October 7, 2013

David E. Metzinger, age 68, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born on February 18, 1945 in Buchanan County and preceded in death by his parents, Herman J. and M. Caroline (Hargrove) Metzinger; also a brother-in-law, Robert Duguid, and mother-in-law, Hilda M. Huber.

On September 14, 1969, he married J. Elaine Huber of St. Joseph. He was employed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol 31 years as chief of Motor Vehicle Inspection and for the last 14 years at St. Paul Lutheran Church where he was a member.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine, St. Joseph; three sons, Craig Metzinger (Shelly), St. Joseph; Jason Metzinger (Kourtney), Kansas City; Bryan Metzinger (Kate), Atlanta, GA; two sisters, Evelyn Blythe (Bob), St. Joseph; Eva Duguid, Jacksonville, FL; five grandchildren, Rose Marie Jones (Rodney); Joseph Metzinger; Rodney Metzinger; Elizabeth Metzinger, all of St. Joseph, and Kaiden Metzinger, Kansas City; as well as two sister-in-laws, Karen Huber, Sandra Huber, St. Joseph; and several nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 PM Thursday, October 10, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church under the direction of Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. Metzinger will be removed from our chapel to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 PM Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Mueller, Fred L.

October 6, 2013

Fred L. Mueller, 74, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Fred was born on July 18, 1939 to Walter L. and Freida (Utlaut) Mueller in Waverly, Missouri. His family farmed nearby. He graduated from Alma High School. Fred then moved to Kansas City and became an airline machinist for 43 years with TWA and American Airlines. He served as President of the Employees’ Club for many years. He was also a member of IAMAW Local Lodge 1650 and TWU 730.

Fred was a collector of TWA and John Deere memorabilia. He was an active parent in the Winnetonka High School Marching Band as the parade float driver for many years. He also organized and hosted numerous parades and parties for TWA and AA. He made many smile with “Fred’s Way” of getting things done for the Employees’ Club.

He was married to Shirley Malicoat from 1967 to 1995. He then married Donna J. Proffer on April 4, 2004 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes daughter, Kathy (Lance) Nelson, Lenexa, KS; sons, Jeff L. (Amy) Mueller, of St. Joseph; Steve S. Mueller, Kansas City, MO; and Robert (Jackie) Stagner, St. Joseph; daughter, Kimberly Caldwell, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Haley, Hannah, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Maxwell, Grayson, and eight step-grandchildren, sisters, Carolyn Crawford and Mary Ellen Winter; nieces and nephews.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents.

Services 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Tuesday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday Evening.

Donations to the National Parkinson Foundation in Memory of Fred L. Mueller will be accepted at:
http://prkorg.convio.net/goto/FredMueller

Rivera, Frances

October 5, 2013

Frances Rivera died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s at her home on October 2, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born May 11, 1930 to Felisiano and Maria Vera in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she was a lifelong resident.

Frances was a lifelong Catholic, and was a member of Saint Francis Xavier Church and a former member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She was a member of the Altar Society; House of Bread, Mr. & Mrs. Club; Legion of Mary and volunteer for the funeral luncheons at St. Francis.

On October 4, 1951, she married Lollie Rivera at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. They celebrated 61 years of married life, serving as an inspiration to all. Their marriage produced six children: Toni (Joe) Hamera, Easton, MO; Cindy Kaelin; Tom Rivera; Gina Rivera; Jerry Rivera and Matt (Heather) Rivera, all of St. Joseph. They were also blessed with 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Frances was very proud of her Mexican heritage, and always looked forward each year to the Mexican fiesta, especially the music program. Frances loved to dance and any celebration with music had her dancing the evening away! She also placed great value on education, earning her GED after having to leave school before she graduated. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, family member and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her sisters, Lucia Vega, Josephine Larrison and Lena Kilkenny; and her brothers, Matilde Vera; Emidio Vera and Victor Vera and son-in-law, David Kaelin.

Frances is survived by her husband and children, as well as her sisters, Trinidad Ackmann, Shawnee Mission, KS; Julia Yager, St. Joseph, and Dolores Canon, Topeka, KS; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her constant companion, Sasha, whom she called “my little girl”.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 7, 2013, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Inurnment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Sunday at our Chapel. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or to the Open Door Food Kitchen.

Loyd, Helen Marie

October 3, 2013

Mrs. Helen Marie Loyd, 95, died after a brief illness on 1 October, 2013, at Heartland Hospital in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Helen was born 5 July 1918 in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of prominent artist Harrison Hartley and Mildred Belle [Holmes] Hartley. One of the city’s most beloved citizens, since 1966 Helen was variously a floor manager, buyer, and general manager for Townsend-Wall, Hirsch’s, Einbender’s, Catherine’s, and the Uniform Shop. She was active in civic affairs (P.T.A., the Joyce Ray Patterson Senior Center Board, and other groups) and church (first a member of Copeland Baptist, and latterly McCarthy Baptist).

Noted for her gracious manner, kindliness, and extraordinary sense of humor, Helen was unfailingly considerate and generous. She had a beautiful soprano voice and loved to act in “skits.” (She formed a chorus line with other ladies in their seventh and eighth decades that became famous for performances like The Raisin Dance: members wore costumes made of stuffed black trash bags and did the Can-Can. It was unforgettable.) Always athletic (at one time, she could put both ankles behind her neck, reach through her legs, and walk on her hands: her “Egg Walk”) she was a fine communicator and co-hosted a popular show, “Mature Living,” on KQTV with her son, Harrison Hartley.

A 1936 graduate of Central High School, the family had also lived in Chicago and Kansas City. Helen and Leonard Fortner were married in 1939 until his death in 1966. From 1970 until his death in 1985 she was married to Ernest K. Loyd. Helen was also preceded in death by her parents and older brother Fred Hartley of Los Angeles.

Helen is survived by fraternal twin sisters (Ruth Eisen of Savierville, Tennessee, and Mary Fitzpatrick of Omaha, Nebraska) her son Roy Fortner of Saint Joseph (with his wife Peggy, and their children; Leonard Fortner and his daughter Alexis; and daughter Lori Hendrick with her Husband Steve and children Andrew, Ashlyn, Avery, and Abbey), and son Harrison Hartley of Saint Joseph (with his wife Liss, their son Harrison Eric with his wife Emily and her daughter Isabel; their daughter Annie and her partner Robert Golden, and Liss’ daughters Brenda Christensen and Andrea Kiya and their families) and innumerable friends of all ages.

A memorial service will be held Monday, 7 October, 2013 at McCarthy Baptist Church at 2:00 PM. Harrison Hartley will present a tribute, Rev. Charles Steele will conduct services, and Rev. Dan McLaughlin will provide music. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall afterwards, and all who knew Helen and wish to participate are welcome. Note: the family asks that no flowers be sent, but contributions to McCarthy Baptist Church made in Helen’s name would be welcome.

Schooler, Alma B. (West)

October 2, 2013

Alma B. (West) Schooler, 99, of St. Joseph, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

Alma was born on May 21, 1914 in Dawson, Nebraska to Robert and Alice (Harding) West.

She married Renold Schooler on September 20, 1933 in Dawson, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on June 30, 1986. She was a member of the New Home Baptist Church and the Rebekah Lodge # 750.

Alma was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Robert D. Schooler, brother, Lester West, 3 sisters, Erma West Ott, Irene M. Schenk, and Ester A. Iliff; and great-grandchildren, Charles Lovelady and Jeremy Thompson.

Surviving family includes daughter-in-laws, Ferril Schooler, of St. Joseph; Edie Lowry and Bob, Erwin, TN grandchildren, Robert Schooler and Cathy, Tulsa, OK; Michael Schooler and Dorsey Schooler, both of St. Joseph; Sandy Simmons and Rick, of Harrisonville, MO; Krikett Thompson and Dennis, Lisa Clark and Jon, Lynn Perks and Terry Bradshaw, all of St. Joseph; 16 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren, and sister, Betty King, of Topeka, KS.

Alma loved cooking, baking, telling stories and enjoyed reading and having her family around.

Services 10:00 AM Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday Evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Bumphrey, Sharon K.

October 1, 2013

Sharon K. Bumphrey, 69, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at a local health care center.

Sharon was born October 22, 1943 to Henry Wesley Gillette and Bonnie (Sample) Gillette Lawhead In Saint Joseph. She attended Lafayette High School and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University.

Sharon was married to Edward Ronald Bumphrey, he preceded her in death in 1983.
She was a psychiatric aide at the State Hospital for over 20 years.

Also preceding her in death were her parents.

Survivors include daughter, Trina (Scott) Babb; son, Chad (Brandy) Bumphrey, grandchildren, Chris, Josh, Madison, Abigail and Gracelynn, all of Savannah, Missouri;

Graveside services 10:00 AM Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Heaton Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

There will be no visitation but a register book will be available to sign at our chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Kibble, Donna

October 1, 2013

Donna Kibble, 81, of Albany, MO, passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at her home.

Ms. Kibble was born August 1, 1932 in Pocatello, ID to Edward and Ethel (Steward) Goins. She attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska and she graduated from Pacific Union College in 1967 with a degree in nursing. She worked as a registered nurse in several locations.

She married Harvey W. Kibble, Jr. in 1953 and had a family of four children. She has resided in Albany the last few years.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents and one son, Harvey W. Kibble, III

She is survived by two daughters, Rachel (Ruth) Kibble and Donna Marie Seaman; one son, Gerald Kibble; daughter-in-law, Vanessa Severe; two sisters, Ruth Bookhardt and Jeanne (Tiny) Hartsfield; 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Ms. Kibble has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will have a private family celebration of life at a later date.

Pyles, Flora E. (Turner)

September 23, 2013

Flora E. (Turner) Pyles, 88, of Union Star, Missouri passed away on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center after a short illness.

Flora was born on October 9, 1924 near King City, Missouri to Harley J. and Ida (Ballentine) Turner. She attended Waldo rural school near King City and graduated from the Helena Missouri High School. After high school she attended Platt-Gard Business University in St. Joseph.

She lived most of her life in the St. Joseph area until moving to Union Star, Missouri in 1991. She was a member of Woodson Chapel Christian Church in St. Joseph and for the past several years has attended the Union Star United Methodist Church. She was also a member of Letters Carriers Auxiliary #117 of St. Joseph and was a 4-H Leader in Andrew County for several years and a member of the Dekalb County Oats Committee and also served as secretary of the group.

Flora worked for the former Smith Brother’s Manufacturing and retired from Stetson Hat Company in 1987. She also was the Union Star Social Reporter for the Tri-County News.

On June 1, 1946 she married Bert W. Pyles in Olathe, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1993. She was also preceded by her parents, a daughter, Virginia and a son, James.

Survivors include, daughter, Barbara Kelly (Robert); son, Richard Pyles (Kari); daughter-in-law, Loleta Pyles; nine grandchildren, Todd, Ginny, Katie, Jason, Eric Pyles and Charles, Patrick, Andrew and Gailynn Kelly; two great-grandchildren, Mia Pyles and Natalie Rowland.

Services 10am Wednesday Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at our chapel in St. Joseph, The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to the Leukemia Society, American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Taylor, Lela Delaus

September 22, 2013

Lela Delaus Taylor, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at a caring center in St. Joseph.

Lela was born on May 9, 1930 in St. Joseph to Grant and Eva Vaughn.

She was married to Martin C. Taylor on January 29, 1955.

Lela worked as a seamstress for Einbender’s and Uniland clothing manufacturing companies.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Wayne (Josephene) Vaughn, Donald Vaughn and Lonnie Vaughn.

Survivors include husband, Martin C Taylor, 58 years of marriage, of the home; son, David Taylor, grandchildren, David Lee Taylor, of St. Joseph, and Kimberly McGinnis, of Union Star, MO; sisters, Leana (Paul) Curtis, of Cameron, MO; Jenny (Dale) Stinnett, of Platte City, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 PM Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 PM Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 PM Monday evening.

Kneib, Esther Ann

September 21, 2013

Esther Ann Kneib, 95, St. Joseph, passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Esther was born on November 10, 1917, in St. Joseph, MO to Henry and Gertrude (Weipert) Kneib. She was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph. Esther was a 1931 graduate from Cathedral of St. Joseph, a 1935 graduate of the Sacred Heart Convent and attended the Johnson School of Business in St. Joseph.

After 35 years of employment by the federal government, retired from the St. Joseph Post Office in April 1976, as secretary to the Postmaster. She had previously been employed at the John S. Brittain Dry Goods Company in St. Joseph.

She was a lifelong and devoted member of St. Joseph Cathedral, St. Ann’s Alter Society of Cathedral, Alumni of the Sacred Heart Convent, Ladies of Charity, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Esther was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Charles H. Kneib, and sister-in-law, Viola Kneib.

Survivors include nephew, Richard M. (Annette) Kneib, and niece, Mary Beth (Kent) Wagner, 2 great-nieces, Andrea and Megan Kneib, and one great-nephew, Kaleb Wagner, all of St. Joseph.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Parish Rosary 6:00 PM Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Monday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary from 6:30 to 8:30 Monday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Monaghan, Roger A.

September 21, 2013

Roger Monaghan, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013 at Cherry Hill Nursing Home in Kansas City, MO.

Roger was born on July 16, 1950 in St. Joseph to James Arthur Monaghan, Sr. and Marie (Dunfee) Monaghan. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gary Monaghan and James Arthur Monaghan, Jr.

Surviving family includes his parents, sister-in-laws, Judy and Alice Monaghan and three nieces.

Roger has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
There will be no visitation or services.

Lee, Katherine

September 21, 2013

Katherine Lee, 97, of Gabbs, Nevada, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, Nevada.

Katherine was born on July 3, 1916 in Lancaster, Kansas to George and Anna (Lukashavac) Hinz. She was raised in Effingham, Kansas, where she graduated from high school. She was a school teacher. Then entered the child care profession where she helped children in Missouri, Kansas and Nevada. She is fondly remembered as “Mama Lee”. She was a member of the Gabbs Community Church, the Effingham Union Church and a former member of the Deer Park United Methodist Church.

She married Earl Lee on March 20, 1949 in St. Joseph; he preceded her in death in 1996.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Surviving family includes daughters, Beverly Young, of St. Joseph; and Christina (Kevin) Lumsden, of Gabbs, Nevada; 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grand son.

Services 1:00 PM Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.

Garver, Gary

September 20, 2013

Gary Garver, 65, of St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 19, 2013 at his home.

Gary was born on November 18, 1947 in St. Joseph to Dudley and Dorothy (Jordan) Garver. They preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by brother-in-law Robert Horning, Sr.

He was a graduate of Lafayette High School. After graduation, he began his career in health care. He was of the Methodist faith. He enjoyed history and spending his vacations in Colorado. He will sadly be missed by his family, close friends, and his extended family of coworkers and residents of Carriage Square where he was an employee for 35 years.

Surviving family includes sister, Amaryilis “Amy” Horning, of St. Joseph; brother, Harold Davis. nephew, Robert Horning, Jr.; niece, Jennifer Foster (Clark), and great nephew, Thomas Foster (Kristen).

Gary has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
There will be no visitation or services.

Gibbs, Doris L. (Dodie)

September 18, 2013

Doris L. (Dodie) Gibbs died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Living Community on the Heartland Hospital campus. She was 92 and lived in her own home until a recent illness.
Mrs. Gibbs earned a high school degree and went on to accumulate college credit at Missouri Western. She retired from State Farm Insurance, where she worked for various agents after starting her career with agent Larry Ackley. She was one of the first secretaries in the region to earn her agent’s license. She was also a notary public.
Mrs. Gibbs was an active member of St. Francis Xavier Church and its Altar Society. As a member of the Thursday Quilting/Sewing Group, she coordinated the production of a raffle quilt each year. She also served several years on the church’s funeral lunch program and in the food pantry. She was a longtime member of the Piece Corps Quilt Guild, and made quilts for each of her six children and 11 grandchildren. Mrs. Gibbs was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella since 1953, and held several minor offices in that group.
She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in St. Joseph, the fifth of Grace and Francis Ray’s eight children. In 1939, she married George E. Fisher. He died in 1945 while serving in World War II. She married Charles M. Gibbs in 1952. He died in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Grace and Francis Ray; brothers, Lane, Earl, Dale, Bill and Gene; and sister, Wanda (Bonnie) Ackley.
She is survived by one brother, Vern Ray of Savannah; six children, Linda Gibbs Rorig of Tucson, Ariz.; Kathy Gibbs Wesselius of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Judy Gibbs Robinson of Norman, Okla.; Gina Gibbs Witt of Lawrence, Kan.; Daniel M. Gibbs of St. Joseph; and Carol Gibbs Beckett of St. Joseph; three sons-in-law, Lewis Wesselius, Neil Robinson and Mark Witt; 11 grandchildren, Brian and Ben Rorig; Laura and Peter Wesselius; Nicholas and Emily Robinson; Grace and Anna Witt; Ian Charles and Julia Beckett; and Joseph M. (Gibbs) Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Mya Witt and Kyler Nelson, and sisters-in-law Charlotte Fisher Koenig and Marcy Fisher O’Meara.

Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, 3609 Frederick Ave.

A Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be recited at 4:00 PM Thursday at our chapel.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2618 Seneca. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Miller, Estella M.

September 17, 2013

Estella May (Schweizer) Miller, 96, formerly of Savannah, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Vintage Gardens Assisted Living Facility in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Estella was born January 8, 1917 in Andrew County, Missouri to Jacob and Hedwig Schweizer. She graduated from Savannah High School.

Estella married Harold E. Miller on June 9, 1937, he preceded her in death in 2002.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Wayne Eugene Miller, Dale Keith Miller and infant Jewell Aaron Miller. She dedicated her life to being a wife, mother and homemaker.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Inda Taylor, Helen Schweizer, Ruby Adkins, and Crystal Adkins, one brother Lloyd Schweizer,

Survivors include daughters in law; Evelyn Miller, Savannah, Missouri; Beth Miller; and Katie Miller of St. Joseph, Missouri; Grandchildren; Elizabeth (Mike) Jones, St. Joseph; Michael (Ruth) Miller, Amazonia, Missouri, Brian (Sheila) Miller, Saint Joseph; Brenda (David) Howard, Amazonia; Nathan (Jenn) Miller, Liberty, Missouri Cory Miller, St. Joseph; Great grandchildren, Aaron Jones; Sarah Mollus; Emily Greseth; Danielle Tenney; Gabriel and Maxwell Miller; Jordan and Taryn Miller; Marinda, Hannah, and Ethan Baker; Lex and Evelyn Miller; Two step great grandchildren, Mercedez and Austin Howard; Great great-grandchildren, Callen and Everett Jones, Brady and Avery Mollus, Mason Greseth, Kylie and Collin Tenney; step great-great grandchild, Kaydence Holland and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:30 am, Thursday September 19, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri where the family will receive friends 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday evening. Open Visitation will begin on Wednesday at 12:00 pm at our chapel. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Savannah United Methodist Church or AseraCare Hospice.

Buser, Arlene

September 17, 2013

Our little angel, Arlene, 82, of St. Joseph, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

She was born on September 28, 1930 in Wathena, Kansas to William A. and Gladys O. (Rice) Rickel. They preceded her in death.

She resided in California before moving back to the St. Joseph area to be close to her family.

She worked at Sears as a telephone switchboard operator. She was a member of the Kingdom of God.

Arlene married Martin Buser in 1959. He preceded her in death in 2007.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara Lev, brother, Tommie E. Rickel and two sisters, Velma Fisher and Mary Swanson.

Arlene is survived by three grandchildren, Tamara Lev-Alcott, Martie Lev and Adam Lev, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Cheryl Cattan and Elladeen Sutton., brothers, Tracy, Ronnie, Willie and Kookie Rickel, brother-in-law / caretaker, Nayib Cattan and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as a special thank you to Three Rivers Hospice.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 PM Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday evening.

Graveside services and committal at Live Oak Memorial Park in Monrovia, California at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Antermeyer, Adrian A.

September 17, 2013

Adrian A. Antermeyer, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, September 16, 2013 at LaVerna Village in St. Joseph, formerly Arbor View Nursing Home.

Adrian was born on July 27, 1925 in St. Joseph to Joseph J. and Ada (Balsager) Antermeyer. They preceded her in death.

She was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Surviving family includes cousins, Raecarol Morgan, of St. Joseph and Audrey Dustek, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and caregiver, Sue Prawitz and family.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Horigan Chapel. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:30 PM Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Wednesday at our chapel.

Memorial contributions to Cathedral School or Three Rivers Hospice.

Seek, Terry L.

September 17, 2013

Terry L. Seek, 65, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Terry was born on December 23, 1947 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He served in the United States Marines. He was employed by the City of St. Joseph Parks and Recreation Department, retiring in May of 2011.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard L. Seek.

He married Linda Ginn on August 7, 1998, She survives of the home. Additional survivors include, two daughters, Natalie Sisk and Amy Seek; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Timmy Seek and wife, Robin, brother and sister-in-law, Billy and Hilda Ginn, sister and brother-in-law, Jean and John Warren; Uncle Claude Seek.

To celebrate a great husband, grandfather and brother the family and friends will gather at Fairview Golf Course Banquet Room on Friday, September 20th at 5pm.

The family suggest memorials to the American Cancer Society or Donor’s choice.

Ross, John (J.D.)

September 17, 2013

John (J.D.) Ross, 78, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at his home.

J.D. was born on May 9, 1935 in Decatur, Illinois to John C. and LeGreta B. (Bowman) Ross. The family later moved to Independence, Missouri, where he graduated from high school. He married Sherry Eads in 1957. She preceded him in death in 2007. He served in the United States Air Force from 1957 to 1961.

J.D. was a electrical technician at Armco Steel, Kansas City Power and Light and then moved to Winnemucca, Nevada in 1984 where he worked for Sierra Pacific Power Company from which he retired. After his retirement he moved back to St. Joseph to be closer to his family.

He was of the Christian faith and enjoyed dancing, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.

J.D. married Dorothy Evans in 2010, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons,
J.R. Ross (Leslie), Curtis Ross (Diane), step-son, Dean A. Penn (Fatima); four grandchildren, Jonathan, Jessica, Cristine and Justin; one great-grandchild, Decklyn, all of St. Joseph; one sister, Phyllis Tittle, Independence.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 followed by a Celebration of Life at 7pm at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mr. Ross has been cremated. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Ashland Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Mathews, William “Bill”

September 17, 2013

William “Bill” Mathews, 90, of Country Club, Missouri passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at his home.

William was born on November 12, 1922, in St. Joseph, Missouri to McKinley and Lillian (Gronner) Mathews. He was a graduate of Central High School and a member of Green Valley Baptist Church.

William was owner and operator of Bill & Bobs Hitching Post for numerous years. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cards and watching sports on tv.

He married Martha Carlson, She preceded him in death in 1994. He was also preceded by his parents, one brother, Bobby Mathews and one sister, Geraldine Bechtold and brother-in-law, Bob Bechtold.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Edward) Justice, Pamela (Greg) Edmondson; five grandchildren, Brandi Koelzer (Stephen), Hailee justice, Jamie Justice, McKinley Edmondson and Wyatt Edmondson.

Services 1:30pm Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wednesday at our chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Taylor, Chris

September 12, 2013

Chris Taylor, 35, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2013, at his home.

Chris was born in Santa Ana, CA, on October 27, 1977, to William B. Taylor and Carol J. (Higgins) Helean. He was of the Baptist Faith and attended North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, WA. He was employed as a machinist for Atchison Casting in St. Joseph.

He was multi-talented and took great pride in his work and hobbies. He was an avid stereo system enthusiast and loved to play the guitar and worked on cars.

Chris is survived by his children, Zachary and Elizebeth, of Savannah, MO; his mother, Carol J. Helean of St. Joseph; father, William B. Taylor of St. Joseph; sister, Regina Fulton and husband Peter and children Sean and Heather Fulton of Fairborn, OH; maternal grandmother, Susan Higgins of St. Joseph, MO; and by Buster the beagle. He was a beloved son, father and friend, who will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his step-father Terrance Helean and his grandfather Francis Higgins.

Chapel Service 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The family request memorials to the American Heart Association.

Davis, Betty Ray (Breit)

September 12, 2013

Betty Ray (Breit) Davis, 67, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was born on September 26, 1945 in St. Joseph, MO to the late Raymond and Velma (Jacobs) Breit. She is a graduate of Lafayette High School.

Betty was employed as a cook at Lafayette High School for 30 years, retiring 6 years ago. During the summers she also worked as a Supervisor for the Dairy Queen, in Savannah, MO.

Mrs. Davis was a devoted member of Copeland Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed gardening and was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include two sons, Melvin Thomas (Sheila) Ellis, Jr. and Marc Livingston Ellis; grandchildren, Bobbie Kay Henson, Nichole Richey, Chelsie, Drew, Paige, and Matthew “Chase” Ellis; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Khloe, Fischer, Jack and Thomas; sisters; Gerry Ann Chambers, Judy Crawford and Wendy Sontheimer; brothers, Ray, Roy and Ricky Breit; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Betty was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Raymond Ellis, two sisters, Connie Joe King, Caren Ann and brother, David Breit.

Funeral Service 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 13, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

Memorial donations may be made to Copeland Baptist Church.

Lowrance, Byron K.

September 12, 2013

Cameron, MO – Byron K. Lowrance, 46, passed away September 10, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.

Byron was born on March 8, 1967 in Apple Valley, CA to Donald and Margaret (Andrews) Lowrance. They survive of the home.

He worked as an Accountant.

Mr. Lowrance has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or service.

Keith, Piper Allyn

September 8, 2013

Piper Allyn Keith, infant daughter of Aaron and Andrea Keith, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Heaven welcomed Piper as a tiny angel for God. She fought as hard as she could and we are so proud of her. We are blessed to have been able to love her.

Piper was born on September 4, 2013, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Piper was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Craig Combs and Paul Wade.

She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Olivia and Zoey Keith; maternal grandmother, Karen Combs; paternal grandmother, Stacy Hunt, paternal great-grandparents, David and Sharon Hunt; four aunts, Amy Cloud (Galen), Angie Losson (Brett), Danielle Keith, Ashley Wade-Johnson and one uncle, Justin Combs (Angela); two great-aunts, Carey Cox and Andrea Jacobs, one great- uncle, Carl Flanagan, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services 11:00 AM Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In Memory of Piper, anyone who would like to donate a stuffed animal or children’s book in her memory to the St. Lukes NICU may deliver these items to the funeral home.

Daniels, Mary R.

September 7, 2013

Mary R.Daniels, 81, lifelong St. Joseph, MO resident passed away Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Carriage Square health care center.

Mary was born in St. Joseph on August 19, 1932, to Orian E. and Beatrice (Lee) Brown.

She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and was of the Baptist faith. She was a homemaker and retired from Sears. She enjoyed camping and fishing at Bennett Springs, MO.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her lifelong companion, Harold E. Mills; brothers, Walter (Sonny) and Charles Brown; son, Dennis and three grandsons, Jacob, David and Jeremy.

Survivors include children: Mike Daniels (Okie), Cathy Edwards (Steve), Steve Daniels (Cheryl), David F. Daniels (Cathy) and Verna Lyon; brothers, Dennis R. Brown; ten grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Daniels has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no services. The family will receive friends from
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Criss, Veda Mae

September 6, 2013

Veda Mae (Barr) Criss 82, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday September 5, 2013 at Shady Lawn Living Center surrounded by her family.

Veda was born February 21, 1931 to Boyd and Naomi (Ware) Barr in Graham, Missouri. She graduated Valedictorian from Fillmore High School in 1949. She attended St. Joseph’s “Sisters” Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1952.

In 1954, Veda married Bob Criss, who preceded her in death in 2001, and to this union were born three children, Kirby (Rita) Criss, St. Joseph, Mo., Kathy (Mike) Walter, Savannah, Mo. and Neil Criss, Stewartsville, Mo.

Additional survivors include two brothers, Bill Barr, Graham, Missouri, Bob (Janice) Barr, Austin, Texas; daughter-in-law, Carol Criss, Savannah, Missouri; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several cousins; nieces; nephews; and devoted friends.

Veda worked for doctors Kelly, Baker and Long and then she went to work for the Sisters of St. Francis at LaVerna Heights. In 1974, she became the director of nursing at LaVerna Village Nursing Home, retiring in 1991.

Veda was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Savannah, where she was a member of the Caryl Chimes in addition to serving as the Recorder for the Cradle Roll for many years.

Funeral Services 10 am, Monday at First Christian Church, Savannah Missouri. Public Visitation will begin after 12:00 pm Sunday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church, Savannah, Missouri or AseraCare Hospice, Savannah, Missouri.

Kneib, James “Jim” M.

September 4, 2013

James (“Jim”) M. Kneib, 56, St. Joseph, died surrounded by family and friends on Monday, September 2, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Jim was a loving and devoted son to his mother and father Ruth C. (Reardon) Kneib and Earl G. Kneib of St. Joseph, who survive. Survivors include, his sister Susan Kneib Hubbard, (Rick) Kansas City, MO; god-mother, Florita Allgaier, of St. Joseph; uncle, Wayne Reardon, of Easton, MO; and aunt, Geraldine Fisher, Gower, MO, and many cousins.
Jim was born on November 9, 1956 in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from Cathedral School establishing a friendship in 7th grade that would last a lifetime with his friend and collaborator in many projects, Phil Klawuhn.
Jim graduated from Bishop LeBlond High School in 1975 where he was Student Council President and excelled in speech and debate. He also attended Creighton University, Omaha, NE and Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
At an early age, Jim developed an interest in politics and government. He served as an intern on the staff of Congressman Jerry Litton who said of Jim that he was one of the brightest young men he had ever met.
Jim also served as assistant to Deputy Director Jim Sprake in the Missouri Dept. of Agriculture and to Director of Administration Paul Hurst. During that time, Jim also served as assistant director of the Missouri State Fair.
Upon returning from college, Jim became involved in real estate and investment in development properties with Earl and Ruth, particularly in the Frederick/Riverside corridor and in Eastern Buchanan County. In later years, he oversaw his family’s farming operation.
He was also involved in the family business that manufactured the Kneib “Pop-Up” hay bail loader. Jim played an instrumental part in the campaign for restoration of the Buchanan County Courthouse.
Jim served in finance roles for numerous political campaigns including Jim Russell for Congress and Ken Rothman for Governor, who remained close friends.
Jim enjoyed fishing, trapshooting and boating. He was an avid traveler taking many trips to Germany to visit Kneib family members located through his genealogy studies and to his favorite vacation spots in Costa Rica including with his fishing buddy and dear friend, Dr. Jay McMillen.

Jim was a devoted Catholic, a member of Cathedral parish and served on the Property Committee of the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. He and his family have also been significant contributors to Conception Abbey.
Jim was a dedicated friend to many during his lifetime. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his family and friends but his spirit will live on in their lives and in the many endeavors in which he was involved.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Robert Finn, D.D. at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 7 at St. Joseph Cathedral, 519 N. 10th St., St. Joseph, MO. The Mass will be concelebrated by Abbott Gregory Polan, OSB, Fr. Matthew Rotert, and Fr. Benedict Neenan, OSB. A parish rosary led by Fr. Matthew Benjamin will be recited at 6:00 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 6, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel, 3609 Frederick Ave., St. Joseph, MO.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Cathedral School. Interment following service at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Miller, Opal

September 3, 2013

Opal was born on September 11, 1925, her earthly journey ended on September 2, 2013. Opal retired in 2004 after a combined service of 60 years with Sister’s and Heartland Hospital.

Opal was a daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.

She was loved and admired by her family. The family has planned a celebration of life service 3:00 PM Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Woodson Chapel Christian Church. They invite you to join them as they celebrate the life of a Christian woman who nurtured her family, gave more then she receive and thankfully enjoyed the life she was given.

Services under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Family Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Neely, Terry L.

September 3, 2013

Terry L. Neely, 59, Country Club Village, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 2, 2013 at his home.

Terry was born June 11, 1954 in Bellevue, Ohio to James Wilbur and Mary Magdalene (Howard) Neely. He graduated from North Andrew High School and served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Terry married Cindy Beattie on February 14, 1975, and together they raised two children.

Mr. Neely was a project manager/engineer for AGP. He was a devoted member of Saint Paul United Methodist Church.

Terry was an avid golfer at Duncan Hills. He also loved hunting and was an enthusiastic Mizzou fan. Terry was a kind hearted man and was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother and sister, Carey and Diane Neely.

Survivors include wife, Cindy Neely, of the home; daughters, Ashley (Casey) Lance, and Kensey Neely, St. Joseph, Missouri; siblings, James R. (Lori) Neely, Durham, North Carolina, Johnney D. (Teresea) Neely, Cosby, Missouri, Tammy M. (Terry) Looney, Springfield, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial service 6 pm, Thursday at Saint Paul United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 6 pm Thursday afternoon at the Church. Inurnment Savannah Cemetery at a later date. Services under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Saint Paul United Methodist Church.

Welter Fischer, Vila J. (Tisket)

September 3, 2013

Vila J. Welter Fischer (Tisket), 76, of St. Joseph, Mo went to be with her Lord on August 28, 2013 after an extended battle with cancer.

Vila was born on May 10, 1937 to Albert and Rose Logeais in Litchfield, Minnesota. She graduated from Eden Valley, Minnesota. She later moved to St. Joseph, Mo and married Dave Welter and who passed away on December 9, 1995. She also was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Rich Logeais and one special son, Daniel J. Gross in December, 2012.

Vila was an active member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She moved to Belton, Mo for several years and then moved back to St. Joseph.

She worked various jobs, Whitaker Cable, Quaker Oats and St. Joseph School District, Lindbergh School, where she was a baker and cook for over thirteen years. Some of her favorite foods were pumpkin pie from scratch and bread pudding.

She will be mostly remembered for her magnificent sense of humor, her intelligence, strength of character, her unlimited generosity and her devotion to family and friends.
She loved her family, grandkids and great-grandkids.

In October, 2008, she met her best friend and husband. They became engaged in the same year. They traveled 41 states including Hawaii and Ireland as well. Most of all, she loved to winter in Laferio, Texas. On October 6, 2012, they were married at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and had a reception at Knights of Columbus.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas L. Fischer, of the home; son, Lee “Joe” Gross (Yong) of Waynesville, Mo; daughter, Lisa Lynn Logeais, of Blue Springs, Mo; step-sons, Denny, John and Doyle Welter, Thomas J. Fischer, and Robert A. Fischer, all of St. Joseph; step-daughters, Terri Fitzwilson, Tulsa, OK, Vicky Durham, Killeen, TX; Sandy Boyles and Jennifer Humbert, of St. Joseph, Mo; two brothers, Bob Logeais, Eden Valley, MN and Don Logeais, Alexander, VA; three aunts, Vioka Lock, South Haven, MN, Josephine Bachinski, New Prague, MN and Violet Elliott, Beach Grove, IN. She also had 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 5 very special friends, Shirley Yunk of Eden Valley, MN, and Connie Norris, Shirley Grable, Nellie Idler and Penny George, of St. Joseph.

Funeral Liturgy 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM Monday, September 2, 2013. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 9 PM.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Millsap, Laura M. (Krumme)

August 30, 2013

Laura Marie (Krumme) Millsap, 38, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013.

Laura was born October 26, 1974 to Rodney & Phyllis Krumme of Faucett, Missouri.

She was a graduate of Missouri Western State University. She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. She taught school at New York Elementary near Hamilton, Missouri in 1999 to 2001.

She married Shawn R. Millsap on August 12, 1995. In 2003 she suffered a hemorrhage that left her a quadriplegic. She bravely managed her home and raised her children, Brooklyn, 17, and Rylan, 14 from a hospital bed in her home. Laura was an inspiration to all who knew her. She rarely ever complained and lived out her faith daily.

Laura was a member of Sparta United Methodist Church, where she developed and led the Children’s Church Program, before she became paralyzed. She loved children, holidays, especially Christmas, church and flowers.

Laura was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Lewis Testerman, and her paternal grandparents, Tom & Carolyn Krumme.

Survivors: parents, husband, children, her maternal grandmother, Virginia Testerman, sisters, Becky (Billy) Hafley, Shelly (Jim) Wolfram, Merri (David) Wolfram, and Dawn (Matt) Smith, mother and father-in-law, Dennis and Karen Steeby, brother-in-law, Cody (Rachael) Millsap, sister-in-law, Rachael Millsap, 20 nieces and nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services 11:00 AM Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Sparta United Methodist Church.
Interment Sparta Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday.

Lewis, Thomas Jay

August 29, 2013

Thomas Jay Lewis, 62, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, after a battle with cancer, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Tom was born November 28, 1950, in South Bend, Indiana, to Fred H. and Anne D. (Deck) Lewis. He was a 1969 graduate of Southwest High School of Kansas City. Tom obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1973, his Masters in Teaching in 1974 and a Masters in Counseling in 1975, all from Northwest Missouri State University.

Tom married Ramona R. Radley on May 19, 1973 in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, she survives of the home. He worked for Savannah R3 School District for 32 years, employed as a teacher, counselor, technical director and coach for girls and boys tennis.

Tom was honored as 1998-1999 Missouri State High School Activities Association 1A-3A Tennis Coach of the Year and 2000 National Federation Coaches Association Girls Tennis Coach of the Year Missouri.
He was also named 2002 Savannah R3 School District Teacher of the Year.

Tom was a devoted son, father, husband and papa. He enjoyed his family, Church, traveling and woodworking. Jigsaw puzzles, camping and painting were additional hobbies.

Tom belonged to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Savannah for 30 years. He served as deacon, elder, Church board chairman, Sunday School teacher and youth group leader. He was also a member of the Sanctuary Choir and Handbell Choir (Caryl Chimers).

Tom was also a charter member of the River Bluffs Regional Library Board of Trustees.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and a set of stillborn twin brothers.

Additional survivors include daughters, Cindy (Andrew) Price, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, Kelly (Tim) Jones, Savannah, Beth (Justin) Malotte, St. Joseph, Missouri; one granddaughter, Jordin Price, Excelsior Springs; and brother, Fred (Linnea) Lewis, Portland, Oregon.

Celebration of Life 10 am, Friday at First Christian Church, Savannah. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Thursday evening at First Christian Church. Mr. Lewis has been cremated.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Aseracare Hospice, Savannah School District Foundation or First Christian Church of Savannah.

Elkins, Jean

August 29, 2013

Jean Elkins, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013, surrounded by her family and loved ones at a local health care center.

Jean was born on August 12, 1924, in Maryville, MO to William F. and Maude (Bainum) Phares.

She married Wheaton Elkins on March 30, 1945, in Troy, KS. They were married 64 years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and son, Daniel Eugene Elkins; her parents and one brother William F. Phares, Jr.

Jean was co-owner of Elkins Abstract and later managed St. Joseph Title.

Survivors include her sons, Randy Elkins, Frederick, MD and Sam Elkins, St. Joseph, MO; daughter-in-law, Ann Elkins, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Christene, Jesse, Wheat, Sean and Alexis; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Frances Aldrich, of AR and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Elkins has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services.

The family suggests Memorial contributions to Friends of the Free Clinic, 904 South 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64503.

Snapp, Jolinda “Jo” Kae

August 28, 2013

Jolinda Kae “Jo” Snapp, 65, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday August 26, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jo was born to Charles J. and Rita (Feiden) Dwyer and was raised in St. Joseph; she graduated from Lafayette High School, Class of 1965.

She was married twice and found her true love of 20 years, Gary F. Kretzer, Sr., he survives of the home.

She worked at Mead for 31 years; after they closed she then worked as a tele-recruiter at the Community Blood Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Douglas Dwyer.

Additional surviving family includes son, Chris Gilmore and wife, Marilyn; daughter, Jody Snapp, both of St. Joseph; step-children, Kimberly Charfauros, and husband, Dennis; Gary Kretzer, Jr., and wife, Shannon; and Amy Kretzer, grandchildren, C.J. Snapp, David and Cameron Gilmore, Alec Fannon, Lilly Charfauros, Emma, Molly and Max Kretzer.

Jo has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Celebration of Life 7:00 PM Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 5:00 PM Thursday at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Foundation of Sarcoidosis Research or the American Cancer Society.

Foulk, Rosanna Kay

August 28, 2013

Rosanna Kay Foulk, 60, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013 from complications after a lengthy battle with cancer.

A dedicated and loving mother, Rosanna is survived by son, Scott Foulk, daughter, Heather Foulk-Metcalf, and grandchildren, Tory Foulk, Remi Foulk, and Everleigh Foulk.

Rosanna was born on December 9, 1952 to Everett and Rose Hughes. Rosanna is also survived by her siblings, Mike Hughes, Paul Hughes, Julia Mann, Felicia Nickell, James Hughes and Angela Mikles. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Elizabeth Hughes and husband, Forrest E. Foulk.

Mrs. Foulk has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial Service 3:00 PM Friday, August 30, 2013 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Susan G. Komen Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

Rogers, Gayle S.

August 28, 2013

Gayle S. Rogers, 93, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013.

Gayle was born on May 22, 1920 to George and Susie Stallsworth in St. Joseph. Gayle married Paul J. Rogers, May 7, 1942. They were married for 60 years. Paul preceded her in death in 2002.

She worked for the Douglas Candy Co. and the St. Joseph School system in the cafeteria. She was a life long member of Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

Gayle loved cooking, loved her church and loved being with her family and friends.

Survivors: one son, Jack and wife, Judy; grandchildren, Angie (Tim) Wilson, great-grandson, Hunter Wilson, Jennifer (Craig) Stanek; great-granddaughter, Sara, Brooke and (Colby Muff), and Jeff Rogers, Ryan Havener and Chris Havener; 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter.

Services 10:00 AM Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Amazonia, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8::00 PM Wednesday Evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

Ashley, Virgil M. “Pete”

August 25, 2013

Virgil M. “Pete” Ashley, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at his home.

Pete was born on August 26, 1927 in St. Joseph to Charles and Zolah (Lane) Ashley.
He graduated from Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, and served in the United States Navy and Army. He later worked for Wire Rope Co. for 30 years until his retirement in 1993.

He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and he was known as the “River Rat”. He was a charter member of the Missouri Big Buck Club and held the number 1 spot for the largest deer rack for 2 years in a row.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Martin Ashley, and nephew, Joe Miller.

Surviving family includes daughter, Kelly (Joe) Barber, of St. Joseph; companion and partner in crime, Mona Kurtz, of the home; grandson, Drew and granddaughter, Jillian “Papa’s Varmints”, sister, Charlene (Frank) Miller, Louisville, KY; and 3 nephews, Greg Ashley, Brad Ashley and Robert Miller.

Services 10:00 AM Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, in St. Joseph.
Interment Bennett-Lane Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday Evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

Gascoigne, Jerry

August 25, 2013

Cosby, MO-Jerry Gascoigne, 74, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013. at a St. Joseph health care center.

Jerry was born on July 26, 1939, in Ravenna, Nebraska, to George and Addie Rosalea (Duncan) Gascoigne.

He retired after 41 years as an Engineer for BNSF. He was a member and past commander of American Legion Post 359 and Eagles Lodge #49.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents who raised him, Ellsworth and Delpha Duncan; and paternal grandparents, Joseph (Amanda) Gascoigne.

Jerry married Carolyn Barton on May 29, 1959, at the Methodist Church in Ravenna, Nebraska. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his sons, Kenny, Ravenna, NE, Roger and Brian Gascoigne of St. Joseph, MO, Greg (Karen), Callaway, NE; ten grandchildren; brother, Carl Olson; sister, Karlene Larson, sister-in-law, Connie McKeon and mother-in-law, Wilma Barton.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday, August 26, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening.

A Celebration of life will be held at a later date in Ravenna, Nebraska, with inurnment at Highland Cemetery in Ravenna.

Biggerstaff, Cyndie

August 25, 2013

Cyndie Biggerstaff, 55, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her home.

Cyndie was born on October 4, 1957 in St. Joseph, to John Lewis and Thelma Jane (Brown) Biggerstaff. She was a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1975. She attended Missouri Western State University. She worked at Shanin Pharmacy, Citi Bank and in 1993 she worked for what is now Triumph Foods.

Cyndie is survived by one brother Kevin Biggerstaff of St. Joseph, MO; one niece, Elizabeth Goudeau and nephew, C.J. Goudeau, both of Kansas City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Services 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Savannah Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 12 noon on Monday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the National Kidney Foundation.

Hockaday, Brian K.

August 25, 2013

Brian K. Hockaday, 47, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 surrounded by family and great friends after a long hard battle with cancer.

He was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Emory B. and Judy I. (Brown) Hockaday. He graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph in 1983. He was employed at Jamieson’s Machine & Supply Co. for 26 years.

He married Denise Norris on March 8, 1986 at McCarthy Baptist Church in St. Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Denise Hockaday, of 27 years of marriage, 2 sons, Cody and Aaron, and a daughter, Hailey Hockaday; his brother, Mike and his wife, Michelle, one grandson Elijah, 2 nieces Xaine & Melia, and nephew, Noah.

He was a devoted son, father, husband and papa. He is already greeting his family and fishing with his dad again even though they aren’t catching anything. He will be missed greatly by all.

Mr. Hockaday has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 8:00 AM Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel., where the family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM Saturday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to their Children’s College Fund c/o Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Deatherage, Jerry

August 22, 2013

Jerry Deatherage, 65, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at his home.

Jerry was born on April 21, 1948 in St. Joseph to Donald and Elaine (Krumme) Deatherage. They preceded him in death.

Surviving: three sons: Jeff, Brian and Mark (Allison) and 3 grandchildren: Ronnie Phroper, Jayden and Carder Deatherage. Brother: Gene (Judy) Deatherage. Sister: Sue (Randy) Townsend and Friend: Judy Meade.

Visitation will begin after 5:00 PM Friday and Saturday at 9:00 AM. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Saturday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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