Moeck, Vera V.

March 17, 2014

Vera V. Moeck, 94, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at LaVerna Village of St. Joseph.

Vera was born on May 23, 1919 in Parnell, Missouri to Paul and Mertie (Harris) Winkler. She was a graduate of Harmony Heights High School in Ravenwood, Missouri. Vera was a bookkeeper for Rainbow Bakery, a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Moeck one sister, Winford Spencer and one brother, Richard Winkler.

She is survived by a niece, Betty Buress, foster son, Raymond Stern and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 11am Thursday at the Horigan Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Horigan Chapel.

McLaughlin, Dan

March 16, 2014

Dan McLaughlin, 56, St. Joseph, MO, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Dan was born on April 4, 1957 in South Boston, Virginia. He graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music education. He taught music in public schools for two years, and later earned a master’s degree in music theory from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO.

Dan served as Minister of Music and Missions at McCarthy Baptist Church in St. Joseph. He enjoyed singing with and occasionally directing the Missouri Music Men, a men’s choir composed of music ministers from around the state. He served as a Regional Worship Consultant for the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Music Development Director for the St. Joseph Baptist Association. In 2005 he received the Geneva Casebolt Award for Excellence in Music Ministry. Dan led frequent mission trips overseas.

Dan married Martha Lively on June 4, 1983. They served as missionaries in Latin America from 1988-1998.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Birdena (Barnes) McLaughlin.

Dan is survived by his wife Martha, of the home; two sons, Caleb McLaughlin of Nashville, TN and Lucas McLaughlin, St. Joseph, MO; father, Glen McLaughlin, Winchester, VA; three siblings, April Kierstead, Nampa, ID, Paul McLaughlin, Essex Junction, VT and Penny Moran, Reston, VA; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

The family will receive friends 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Graveside services and interment will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the International Mission Board.

The family requests attendees come to the service fragrance free.

Weipert, John L.

March 12, 2014

John L. Weipert, 47, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, March 10, 2014.

John was born on March 13, 1966 in St. Joseph to Lloyd Lawrence and Mary Etta (Kempa) Weipert.

He graduated from Central High School in 1984 and Northwest Missouri State University in 1992. John was a farmer and owned and operated John Weipert Backhoe Services. He was also a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and “The Geezer Gang”.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving family includes daughters, Jennifer (Christopher) Gatrel and Mary Weipert, sisters, Rosemary (Kevin) Schieber and Julie Weipert, grandchildren, Elivia Gatrel and ShayLynn Gatrel, his girlfriend, Lesley Kearnes, nieces and nephews, Nathan, Anne, Kenneth and Kaitlynn, and his buddy, Duke.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Hurlingen, Missouri.
Interment St. Mary Cemetery.

Parish Rosary 5:30 PM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00 PM Friday evening.

Memorial contributions may be made in care of the family.

Townsend, Carl

March 9, 2014

Carl E. Townsend, 79, passed away surrounded by his family on March 8, 2014.
He was born August 8, 1934, to Wilma (Kowitz) and Charles Townsend. He was a lifelong residence of St. Joseph. Carl graduated from Lafayette High School and attended college in Maryville before becoming a medic in the Army. He was a retired master plumber and taught plumbing school for many years for Plumbers Union Local 45.
After retirement he enjoyed activities at Fairview Golf Course, golfing, marshalling and playing cards, riding his bike on the boulevard, doing hobbies and planning high school reunions. He looked forward to reuniting with his old classmates. He also was an avid MU Tiger, Chiefs and Royals fan.
He was a member of Ashland Avenue United Methodist Church.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Nancy (Bonham), his mother and father, three sisters, Velma, Doris and Wilma Mae and one brother Charles. He is survived by two sons Mark (Meg) and Mitch (Roxann) and daughter Lara (Kent) Billups; grandchildren Joe, Rachel, Maggie, Ryan, Clarissa, Casey, Nick and Charlie; great grandchildren Koder and Maverick; brother, John and sister, Betty.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Ashland United Methodist Church.
Visitation will begin 11 AM on Tuesday, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Tuesday followed by Services at 11 AM on Wednesday at the funeral home. Internment: Ashland Cemetery. Arrangements: Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel.

Dunn, John Wesley

March 9, 2014

SAVANNAH, Mo. – John Wesley Dunn, 78, Savannah, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at a local hospital. John was born on January 16, 1936 to Charles and Lena (DeLong) Dunn in Fortescue, Mo. He was a graduate of Bolckow High School. John was a farmer in Andrew County, Mo. He married Ruth Nelson on August 16, 1963. She survives of the home. John served two years in the U.S. Army.He was a member and elder of the Community of Christ in Guilford, Mo. He served as youth leader, financial officer and pastor. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling, camping and flying. John was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Cynthia Michelle; brothers, Clarence and Danny Dunn; sister, Alice Cothern; and grandson, Aric Dunn. Additional survivors include son, Wesley Wayne (Leigh Ann) Dunn; grandchildren, Zackary, Monica and Josie Dunn; sisters, Janice (Lester) Manship, Geraldine (Bob) Dodd; and nieces and nephews. Services: 1 p.m. Friday at Community of Christ, Guilford. Interment: Bolckow Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Public viewing will begin after 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Farwesta or Andrew County Senior Center.

Kelley, Jack Ryan

March 8, 2014

Jack Ryan Kelley, 29, of St. Joseph, left this world to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Jack was born on May 30, 1984 in Omaha, Nebraska to Jack and Patricia Krimmel.

Jack was preceded in death by his siblings, Christopher Kelley and Melissa Tompkins, uncle, Victor Krimmel, aunt, Frankie Luth, grandmothers, Ruth Krimmel and Lorraine Keefer.

Surviving family includes mother, Patricia Krimmel, father, Jack Krimmel and step-mother, Mary J. Krimmel, his children, Dylon and Lauren Kelley, wife, Jessica Kelley, step-brother, Jerry Pitthan, step-sisters, Rachel Masterson, Megan Schneeflock and Rebecca Amayo, cousin, Nicholas Kleckner, uncles, Ron Trader, David Pierson, Tyrone, Joseph, Larry, Vern and Frank Krimmel, aunts, Wanita McNabb, Jo Hurt, Juanita Kopp-Noble, Viola Danner and Terry Pausley, and many cousins, family and friends.

Prayer Service 3:00 PM Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Cremation to follow prayer service. Inurnment Ashland Cemetery at a later date.

Parish Rosary will be recited 6:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel for a Fund for his Children.

Cowart, June

March 7, 2014

Gloria June (Neff) Cowart, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away, Thursday, March 6, 2014 after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer’s Disease.

June was born on March 31, 1934 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Paul and Ethel (Overman) Neff.
She attended Lafayette High School.

She worked as a beautician for 40 years and owned and operated June’s Beauty Shop for 20 years until retirement.

June was preceded in death by her mother, Ethel (Overman) Quigley and step-father, Kenneth Quigley.

She was previously married to Kenneth Eugene Cowart from 1950 to 1970. He preceded her in death in 1988.

Surviving family includes sons, Kenny (Patti) Cowart, Burton, South Carolina; and Kevin (Shana) Cowart, Olathe, KS; daughters, Cyndi Dewey, Faucett, MO; and Glenda Alexander, St. Joseph, MO; 9 grandchildren, Dean, Kelli, Brad, Trent, Cristie, Craig, K.C., Kortni and Kirstin, 14 great-grandchildren and sister, Beverly Hellerich, St. Joseph, MO.

June was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved to spend time with family. She enjoyed baking pies and her days out with her sister Bev. June loved to tend to her garden, especially her red roses and loved caring for her pets.

June received excellent care from her second family at Saxton’s Health Care Inn and Hands of Hope Hospice.

Celebration of Life 7:00 PM Monday, March 10, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

Miller, Mary Ann (Beaufort)

March 6, 2014

Mary Ann (Beaufort) Miller, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at a local health care center.

Mary Ann was born April 15, 1925 in St. Joseph, Missouri to William and Catherine (Seifert) Beaufort. She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1943. She worked for Joe Optican Jewelry and retired as the Office Manager after 40 plus years.

She married George C. Miller July 5, 1974 at St. Patrick’s Church in St. Joseph; he passed away in 1998. She is also preceded in death by her parents and brother William Beaufort.

Mary Ann was a kind, optimistic, fun person who will be missed by all who knew her. She was particularity close to her nieces and nephews. When they were small she took them to the movies, swimming, and on occasional “toy buying trips” to Kansas City or Omaha by bus or train. As the nieces and nephews had their own children and grandchildren, they too enjoyed Mary Ann’s kindness and attention, seldom leaving her home without a dollar to spend.

Mary Ann and George were devoted Catholics and members of St. Patrick’s Church. They assisted with the Mexican Fiesta, and were generous with donations for church or school updates. Mary Ann was particularly kind to the priests who served the parish, and became a close and supportive friend to several.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her sister C. Berenice Clisbee, St. Joseph, MO, and nieces and nephews, Charles, John and Bill Clisbee, Ann LaFollette, Carol Black, Theresa Wood, Mary Beaufort and Danny Beaufort.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:00PM at St. Patrick Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00PM Thursday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00pm at the chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Holland, Loy Pearl

March 3, 2014

Loy Pearl Holland, 92, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Shepherd’s Residential Care Facility.
Loy was born in Ness County, Kansas, on January 28, 1922, to Walter Harry and Nellie (McCubbin) Schamaun.
She married Edwin Burns Holland on May 16, 1943 in Fort Scott, Kansas. He passed away on April 28, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Thelma Spence, Mayme Amstutz and Duane Schamaun; one niece, Patricia Cooper Jacobs and one nephew, Robert Spence.

Loy was a homemaker and active in her Church, Trinity Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon, church historian and sang in the choir.

Survivors include children, Cheryll (Al) Dawson and Margie Holland, St. Joseph, MO; Thomas (Edie) Holland , Kansas City, MO and David (Jeannette) Holland, St. Joseph, MO; sisters, Mary Lou Cooper, Oak Harbor, WA, Ceola Tischler, Inman, KS, Nellie Moore, Aurora, CO and Lela McQuinn, Kansas City, MO; numerous nieces and great-nieces; nephews and great-nephews; four step-grandchildren, Elorie (Charles) Boeh, Kolyn Pritchett, Heidi Vandawalker, Brian (Sarah) Dillard and ten step-great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at the Chapel. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Salvation Army, American Red Cross or Open Door Food Kitchen.

Cole, Doris

February 26, 2014

Doris Cole, 87, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at her home.

She was born on October 26, 1926 in Gower, MO to Henry and Ora (Frans) Tyler. She graduated Gower High School and attended Gard Business College.
Doris was a secretary for Guy Foods for 25 years.

Doris was a member of Central Christian Church where she led Bible studies. She also was a Girl Scout leader.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Don and daughter, Cheryl Burgess.

Doris is survived by her son, Rick (Dana), St. Joseph; granddaughter, Whitney Burgess,
St. Joseph; grandsons, Ian (Amy) Cole of Lee’s Summit and Conner (Maggie) Cole of Omaha; great-granddaughters, Kiya Cook and Winifred Cole; family friend, Vailla Dittemore, sister, Winnie Barton and brother, Gene Tyler, both of Gower, Missouri, her family at Central Christian Church, and several nieces and nephews.

Services 10:00 AM Friday, February 28, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at our chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Central Christian Church.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (II Tim 4:7)

Widner, Timothy S.

February 25, 2014

Timothy Scott Widner, 54, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014, at his home.

Timothy was born in St. Joseph on August 19, 1959, to J. Dee and Beverly Widner. He was a graduate of Central High School and attended MO Western State University.

Tim was a man of many talents working for Ming Corporation in High School and transferred as store operations manager to Tacoma, Washington. He later returned to St. Joseph where he was employed by Pasco and Harshmans as a machinist. He retired in 2002 due to disability from Harshmans.

Tim loved life and his zest for it made him try it all. He loved people, and never met a stranger. He had a kind nature making children drawn to him. He was fondly called “Father Hubbard” in his neighborhood at Truman Lake where he lived for ten years. He loved the outdoors and all wildlife. He enjoyed fishing, boating and skiing. He was a great sports enthusiast and played football and baseball as a child, coaching baseball as an adult. He was a great NASCAR fan, and liked supporting the KC Royals and KC Chiefs.

Tim was a musician and played guitar and drums. He was a Lynyrd Skynyrd fan, but enjoyed all music. Tim was a Baptist, but believed the earth was God’s Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, J. Dee Widner, a son, Matthew Widner and an infant brother, Benjamin.

Tim is survived by his mother, Beverly Widner, of the home; two sisters, Candise Lauer (Kevin) and Allison Lewis (Marc); two sons, Quadyn Carlyle of the home, Jason Widner of San Antonio, TX and one daughter, Amanda Poggiol (David); two grandchildren, Sierra and James; three beloved nephews, Adam Lauer, Shawn and Ryan Rider; aunt, uncles and cousins.

Services 1:00 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, in St. Joseph. 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 the Salvation Army.

Hessemyer, Gary Lee

February 23, 2014

Gary Lee Hessemyer, 60, of Troy, Kansas passed away Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, Kansas.

Gary was born on April 26, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO to Howard Lee and Helen (Hawkins) Hessemyer. He graduated from Central High School and Hillyard Technical School and was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church.

He worked as a laborer at Friskies Pet Foods. Snorkel Equipment, and most recently Ring Container.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother Robert Hessemyer and several aunts and uncles.

Gary married Theresa Ann Rhyne on April 22, 1994 in Troy, KS, she survives of the home. Additional surviving family includes a son, Shannon Lee Hessemyer, of Fayetteville, AR; Stepchildren Billy Whetstine, of Kansas City, MO; Travis Whetstine, of St. Joseph, MO and Misty Whetstine, of Wathena, KS; his mother, Helen Hessemyer, of Gower; brother, Larry (Elizabeth) Hessemyer, St. Joseph; and sister, Linda (Larry) Poage, of Kearney, Missouri; nine grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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.

Harlow, Marie Agnes

February 20, 2014

Marie Agnes Harlow, 94, longtime St. Joseph resident, passed away at her Overland Park, Kansas home on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

Marie was born on April 25, 1919 in Wathena, Kansas to Pete and Marie (Deeken) Studer. She was educated at Catholic School in Wathena, Kansas. She was a homemaker and loving wife and was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph.

She married Marshall D. Harlow on September 5, 1942. He preceded her in death on November 4, 2006. She was also preceded by her parents, sister, Frances Studer and brother, Peter Studer.

Survivors include two sons, Kenny (Patty) Harlow and Clifford (Kathy) Harlow; beloved sister, Mildred Eggers. She was a dedicated and beloved grandmother to her eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday, February 22, 2014 at Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 PM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Parish rosary 6:00 PM Friday at our chapel. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00 PM.

The family has requested memorial to Mount Calvary Cemetery Association.

Frantz, Robert C.

February 19, 2014

Robert C. Frantz, 68, Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at a local hospital.

Robert was born April 5, 1945 to Edward and Ruth (Raybourn) Frantz in Wichita, Kansas. He was a construction laborer.

Survivors include sister, Kathleen Frantz-Loewen, Batavia, Illinois and brother, Floyd Frantz, Romania.

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

Marcum, June

February 19, 2014

June Marcum, 82, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at a local health care center.

June was born June 21, 1931 to Rolla and Pearl (Kagay) Goodman in Cameron, Missouri.

June married Bill Marcum, he survives of the home.

June was preceded in death by her parents;

Additional survivors include daughters, Marlene (Jim) Poppa, Linda Hamm, both of Saint Joseph; four grandchildren, Tanner, Jennifer, Megan, Greg; six great-grandchildren; sister, Marcie (Leo) Murphy; numerous nieces; nephews; and close friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Friday, February 21, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

Bullock, Avis M.

February 19, 2014

Avis M. Bullock, 92, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Saxton Health Care Inn.

Avis was born on February 4, 1922 in Lockwood, Missouri to Thomas and Carrie (Swartz) McCluey. She was a member of Savannah Avenue Baptist Church, where she was also a children’s Sunday school teacher.

As a young woman, she taught in one room school houses at Callen and Barr near Amazonia. In her 40’s she was a substitute teacher for the St. Joseph Public School system.

She married Richard H. Bullock on October 5, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 11, 2012. She was also preceded by her parents, one son, Larry Bullock and three sisters, Gwendolyn O’Brien, Winifred McCluey and Iris Sweaney.

Survivors include son, David Bullock, Amazonia, Missouri; daughter, Marilyn Snider, Holton, Kansas; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Services 1:00 PM Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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 memorials to the Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

Lopez, Martha Jane (Calhoun)

February 14, 2014

Martha Jane (Calhoun) Lopez, 78, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2014 at LaVerna Village of St. Joseph.

Mrs. Lopez was born May 18, 1935 in Osceola, Iowa. She had lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a graduate of Benton High School.

A homemaker, she was also employed by Eshelman ’s Music House, the original Peoples Furniture Company and Missouri Western State College for 10 and a half years in the Records Office.

She was of the Christian Faith.

On May 15, 1954, she married Joseph “Pete” Lopez in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mayme Calhoun, a brother, John Rodney Calhoun and an infant grandson Anthony Craig Starr.

She is also survived by her daughter, Juana, 2 grandsons, Michael and Corey and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Ruoff, Marjorie A.

February 12, 2014

Marjorie A. Ruoff, 90, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Marjorie was born on December 9, 1923 in St. Joseph, to Albert and Bertha (Dittemore) Denton. She was a 1941 graduate of Central High School.

Mrs. Ruoff worked as an administrative assistant to the principal at Coleman School for over 30 years, retiring in 1998.

Marjorie was an active member of Community of Christ Abundant Life Center and volunteered within the community.

Marjorie married Vernon John Ruoff on September 23, 1943 and together raised their 3 children. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2005. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Mary Moore, Louis Denton and Eugene Denton.

Survivors include; 2 sons, Brent (Kimberly) Ruoff, St. Louis; Bruce Ruoff, Fairfax Station, VA and a daughter, Nancy (Butch) Eskridge, Rowlett, TX; 5 grandchildren, Tara, Cassie, Zack and Shay Eskridge and Alex Ruoff; 2 sisters, Grace McVicker and Norma Brooner and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ruoff has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, February 15 at Community of Christ Church Abundant Life Center, with a luncheon to follow, 5130 Faraon St; St. Joseph, MO.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Peace Unlimited through Community of Christ Church.

Gant, Virginia “Ginny”

February 12, 2014

Warsaw, MO- Virginia ”Ginny” Gant, 89, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at her daughter’s home in Rosendale, MO.
Ginny was born on January 8, 1925 in Rock Port, MO to Frederick Henry and Nora (Mount) Traub
She was a homemaker
Ginny was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Henry Lee Gant.
She married Ralph Deecader Gant on June 28, 1944, in Maryville, MO. He survives of the home.
Also surviving is one daughter, Kay Wright; son, Denis (Marcia) Gant; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Services: 2:00 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Graveside service and interment 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Shawnee Cemetery, Warsaw, Missouri.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service.

Jungk, Norman Knight

February 10, 2014

Norman Knight Jungk, 88, of St. Joseph, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away Sunday, February 9th, 2014. Norman was born April 25, 1925 in Topeka, KS. He married Leslie Louise Grubb May 27th, 1944 who survives the home.

He served with the Navy for 3 years on the battleship Pennsylvania and the converted assault ship LCI 1056 in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Following his service he studied and graduated from the University of Kansas with Bachelor and Master Degrees in microbiology and chemistry & attended the University of Minnesota for further post graduate studies. He was employed in the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry from 1953 until 1992. He joined Phillips Roxane, Inc . in 1970 where he served successfully as Director of Quality Control, Pharmaceutical Research , and Regulatory Affairs . While there he assisted the development of two vaccines for measles

Norman served as chairmen of the Committee on Biologicals of the Animal Health Institute in 1974. In 1977 he received an Award for Special Assistance on the National Symposium on Rabies held at Guadalajara, Mexico. He was cited by the United State Department of Agriculture for outstanding and distinguished leadership in the development of standard test requirements for veterinary medicine. He retired from Philips Roxane ’s successor company Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica , Inc. in December 1992.

Following retirement, along with his wife Leslie Louise, he was active 3 days a week for 12 years as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Kansas City in the construction of low cost affordabl.e housing for the working poor in the inner city of Kansas City, MO. During his 12 years with Habitat he assisted in the construction of over 95 homes. He also served to provide counselling, encouragement and support when needed and was given the unofficial title as advocate for Habitat home owners. In December 2002 Norman was given an honorary dinner and the first Kansas City Habitat annual award as Volunteer of the Year.

Norman was an Eagle Scout and was given the honor of placing the eagle sash on his great-grandson Keifer in 2012.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Emma Jungk. Surviving are his wife Leslie Louise of the home, five sons and their spouses: David H. Jungk, Ocala, FL; Donald N. Jungk and wife Patricia, Oaxaca, Mexico; Dale W. Jungk and wife Mary Babbs, St. Joseph; Dana Allen Jungk and wife Lola, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mark L. Jungk and wife Mary Beth, Platte City, MO ; one brother Warren Jungk and wife Barbara , Bluffton , SC; brother in law Max Gerald Grubb and wife Roda, McAllen , TX; five grandchildren and spouses : Erica Jungk Martin, St. Joseph ; Misti Heide and husband Brian, Mountain Home, AR; Adam Jungk, Brooklyn , NY ; Amanda Jungk, St. Joseph; Brian Jungk, St. Joseph, and six great grandchildren : Keifer, Conner & Mattie Martin ; Emily & Macie Heide, and Cadence Buckler.

Memorial Service 7:00 PM Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hands of Hope Hospice, St, Joseph, MO, Habitat for Humanity, Kansas City, MO or to Benedictine College, Atchison, KS.

Ross, Louise H.

February 8, 2014

Louise H. Ross passed away January 10, 2014 at age 93 at Heartland Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri.
She was born Helen Louise Harris on October 21, 1920 on a dairy farm on Sparta Road outside of ST. Joseph to John W. and Helen P. Harris. Louise graduated from Benton High School in 1938 and attended St. Joseph Junior College. Shortly after, her interest in theater took Louise to Los Angeles, chaperoned by her Aunt Julia, where she won a role in a Pasadena Playhouse production and built life long memories. Louise returned to St. Joseph where she was active in Little Theater and Community Theater from the late l930’s through the late l940’s.
She married Francis R. Ross of St. Joseph at Westminster Presbyterian Church in April 1942. He died in 1992.
Louise was a member of the former Westminster Presbyterian Church; the St. Joseph Historical Society; the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art; a 50 year member of the Runcie Club; and a Life Member and former board member of the Pony Express Historical Association.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her brother, J.W. Harris,Jr.
Louise is survived by her son William F. Ross of Fairway; her daughter Julie Frisbie (Charles) of Kansas City; and her son David H. Ross (Linda) of Blue Springs. She leaves six grandchildren: Chandler Ross (Michelle) of Shawnee , KS; Lt. John Ross (Asako) USN; Ross Frisbie of New York City; Andrew Frisbie of New York City; Katie Murphy (Sam) of Lee’s Summit; and Brian Ross of Los Angeles and five great grandchildren Adriana, Emma, Nicholas, Reece and Zachary. Additionally, Louise is survived by a niece, Rene Harris, of Santa Fe,NM.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2:00 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6401 Wornall Terrace, Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pony Express Historical Association, 12th and Penn, Box 1022, St. Joseph, MO 64502 or to the charity of your choice.

Reed, Clarice “Grandma Peggy”

February 8, 2014

Clarice “Grandma Peggy” Reed, 86, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at her home.

Clarice was born July 25, 1927 in Bedford, IA to Walter and Hannah (Geagley) Cochran. She was raised and attended school in Bedford. She married LeRoy Jay Reed and he passed away August 11, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers Walter, Henry and Harold Cochran.

“Grandma Peggy” is survived by a daughter, Sue Morelock of St. Joseph, MO; 3 grandchildren, Sheila K. Fones (Samuel), Elwood, KS, Harold L. Garner (Angie), Donald F. Morelock (Kristina Wooley), both of St. Joseph; great-grandchildren Christy Crater, Stephany Spaeth, Skyler (Kourtnee) and Dylan Garner, Michael Fattig, Jr., Donald F. Morelock, III, Anastaisha Morelock; great-great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Makenna and Chanler Fattig, Kylin Hughes, Maleigha, Konner and Nataleigh Garner and Tanner Garner; 3 sisters, Lilly Clamon, Anna Wetuski and Fay Faraons.

Services will 1:00pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9:00am Monday where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the chapel. Interment will be at the King Hill Cemetery.

Morin, Thomas E. “Tom”

February 8, 2014

Thomas E. “Tom” Morin, 77, of St. Joseph passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Tom was born on June 21, 1936 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Eugene and Catherine (Clark) Morin. Tom worked in sales and delivery in the food distribution industry including the family business Norton Ice Cream. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, MIR House and delivered Meals on Wheels.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

He married Rosalie A. Wagy on March 4, 2000, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons, Tim Morin (Brenda) and Jeff Morin; step-daughter, Julie Dawson (Aaron); sister, Mary Ann Weaver; brother, Clark Morin; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10am Monday, February 10, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to8:00pm Sunday with the parish rosary at 7pm.

The family has suggested memorials to the MIR House or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or to the school.

Bell, Micah Stanley

February 8, 2014

Micah Stanley Bell infant son of Kendall and Amber Bell was born still on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.

He is survived by his parents, his maternal and paternal grandparents; great grandfather; three aunts and four uncles.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Care provided by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Bentrup, Charmaine

February 3, 2014

Charmaine Bentrup, 83, Savannah, MO; passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014 at her home.
Charmaine was born on August 18, 1930. She had previously worked at Las Palmas and 36th Street and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Survivors include a grandson, Brandon (Brittani) Hatley and great-granddaughters, Hailey and Savannah. She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen Hatley.
Mrs. Bentrup has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Bliley, Joseph L.

February 3, 2014

Kansas City, MO -Joseph L. Bliley, 67, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2014, at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

Joseph was born on January 29, 1947, in St. Joseph, MO to Edmund J. and Doris J (Wisniewski) Bliley. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School, class of 65 and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a Theatre minor at Missouri Western State University. He served as a decorated Sgt. in the Marines during the Vietnam War.

Joseph moved to California for twenty years. Joe worked many years in the entertainment industry where he was known as “Disco Joe” and later for the U.S. Postal Service. He then relocated to Kansas City, MO seven years ago. He was of the Catholic faith. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fine arts and lectures. He also loved all kinds of music.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Bliley and one brother, Frederick Michael Bliley.

Survivors include his three brothers, Raymond Bliley, St. Joseph, MO, Jim (Wilhelmine) Bliley, Cedar Rapids, IA and Larry (Valerie) Bliley, St. Joseph, MO; one sister, Jeana (Bob) Amos, Gladstone, MO; nine nieces and nephews; ten great-nieces and great-nephews; numerous cousins and friends.

Joseph has been cremated . The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO.

Memorials may be made to KCPT or Bishop LeBlond High School

Palmer, Barb

January 31, 2014

Barb Palmer, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, January 31, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Barb was born on November 4, 1946 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to Robert and Blanche (Philippi) Bestick. She was raised in St. Joseph, where she worked at Quaker Oats for over 30 years.

She loved her family, especially spending time with her grandsons. She was very artistic and created beautiful stained glass lamps. She enjoyed gardening, caring for her pets and an avid animal lover. She was very loving to all.

Barb was preceded in death by her father, Bob Bestick.

Additional surviving family includes sons, Tommy Gentry and Chris Gentry, daughter, Tracy (Keith) Brazeale, two grandchildren, Chavis and Noah, mother, Blanche Bestick, two sisters, Patsy Simerly and Randi Pickerel, companion, Tom Palmer and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to the weather conditions, the Celebration of Life with Visitation has been rescheduled to be held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Turner, Margie A.

January 30, 2014

Margie A. Turner, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Margie was born on March 7, 1936 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Homer Patrick and Dorothy (Kettring) Keairnes.

Margie was a graduate of NWMSU and received her Master’s Degree from University of SEMO. She later worked for the Buchanan County and Maryville R-2 School Districts as a school teacher.

She was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church and MSTA.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert Patrick Keairnes.

Surviving family includes daughter, Beth Sue (Mark) Wharton, Blue Springs, MO; sons, Thomas Scott (Kimberly) Turner, of Liberty, MO; and Mike (Janet) Turner, Parkville, MO; and seven grandchildren.

Services 11:30 AM Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice or to Wyatt Park Christian Church.

Soltys, Ronnie

January 28, 2014

Ronnie Soltys, 73, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Ronnie was born in St. Joseph on April 2, 1940, to Frank Lawrence and Virginia (Murawski) Soltys. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Clarence Soltys and sister, Mary Ostrowski.

Ronnie retired from American Family Insurance Regional Office after 38 years of service. He also worked part-time as a bartender at D & G.

He married Addie Kaye Barber on June 9, 1979. She survives of the home. He is also survived by daughters, Shelly Grooms and Tracy Clark; son, Tim Weatherd; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and three sisters, Frances Cotter, Shirley Lawyer and Pat Murphy.

Services 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, in St. Joseph, MO. The family will receive friends at the Chapel one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Stahlin, Bob

January 26, 2014

Bob Stahlin, 78, St. Joseph, MO, passed away peacefully, Friday, January 24, 2014, with his children at his side.

Bob was born on March 9, 1935 in St. Joseph, MO, to James and Theresa (Nichols) Stahlin. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and also attended University of Missouri and St. Joseph Junior College.

Mr. Stahlin served in the US Army from 1956 to 1958. He was involved in the restaurant industry, owning and operating Bun-O-Bef and Bun-O-Bef Plus, JB’s on the Mall, Loblolly’s, and many other endeavors.

Bob was a member of the American Legion #359. He was an avid bowler, sportsman and loved watching NASCAR.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie Osborn (Mike McCormick), Denver, CO; son, Bob (Amy) Stahlin, Marshalltown, IA and daughter, Kelley Stahlin, St. Joseph, MO; six grandchildren, Kali (Jason Paulman) Osborn, Riley Osborn, Tyler (Josie) Stahlin, Zachary Stahlin, Leah Stahlin, Austen Lawrence and great-granddaughter, Aubrie Osborn.

Mass of Memorialization 10:00 AM Friday, January 31, 2014 at Horigan Chapel. Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 9:00 AM Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 7:00-8:30 PM Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bishop LeBlond High School, 3529 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64506. As a graduate of Christian Brothers High School, he was an avid supporter of Catholic Education.

Seymour, Ronald Y.

January 22, 2014

Ronald Y. Seymour, 72, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home.

Ronald was born on July 3, 1941 in Grant City, Missouri to Donald H. and Vonceile (Yetter). He served in the Air Force and retired from the St. Joseph School District as a Building Engineer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Savannah, MO. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and playing pool.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shirley Nance

He married Saundra K. Adams June 19, 1960 in Worth, MO, she survives of the home. Additional surviving family includes daughters Rhonda K. Archer (Dan) of Omaha, NE and Sherri Seymour Beckett of St. Joseph: grandchildren, Blair, Ashlee and Courtney Archer of Omaha, NE and Jared Busichio of St. Joseph, MO; and a brother, Larry Seymour of Bella Vista, AR.

Services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Special Olympics of Elkhorn, NE.

Steele, Rhonda

January 22, 2014

Rhonda Steele, 47, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Rhonda was born on August 16, 1966 in St. Joseph to Robert E. and Patricia A. (Madel) Steele.

She was a graduate of Bishop-LeBlond High School and received her Associate’s Degree from North Central Missouri College. She worked for Northwest Medical Services Southside Clinic as an LPN. She was of the Catholic Faith.

Rhonda was preceded in death by Paternal grandparents, Margaret and Frank Steele, Sr., maternal grandmother, Opal Madel, uncles, Bernard and Robert Madel as well as other aunts and uncles.

Surviving family includes her parents, Robert and Patricia Steele, sister, Stacia Steele, lifelong friend, Leah King-Watts, all of St. Joseph; extended family, John and Joyce King and family; uncle, Joseph “Joe” Madel, Excelsior Springs, MO; numerous cousins and man, many friends and her beloved Cats.

Mass of Memorialization 10:30 AM Saturday, January 25, 2014 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday Evening.

Rhonda has donated her body to science and in lieu of flowers; the family suggests memorial contributions to the A.S.P.C.A.

Bundy, Pvt. Elliott John LeRoy

January 21, 2014

Pvt. Elliott John LeRoy Bundy, 24, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Elliott was born on October 24, 1989, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He attended Central High School in St. Joseph as well as Savannah High School. He had been a member of the National Guard since October, 2013.

He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, Jerry and Bobby; grandmothers, Nadine and Wanda and uncle, Rick.

Survivors include his grandmother Lois; parents, Gerald and Cynthia ( Lee ) Bundy, St. Joseph, MO; son, Corey S. Bundy; brothers: Josh (Tawnya), Ronnie (Kristy) and Nicholas (Jessie) all of St. Joseph; sister, Na-Ann Mendoza-Kleppe (Brandon), Kansas City, MO; nephews, Dallas , Houston , Reeceton, Josiah, Ezra and Keegan; nieces, Whisper , Breanna, Isa-Bella, Belleza, and Trinity.

Services 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 24, 2014, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Ashland Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 p.m. Thursday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Green Valley Baptist Church.

Harding, Glen K.

January 21, 2014

Glen K. Harding, 98, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Glen was born November 22, 1915, in High Hill, Missouri. After graduating High School, he joined the Army in 1941 and served in WW II. He married Mary Helm in Montgomery City, MO on October 6, 1946. They celebrated 67 years together.

Glen was employed by Missouri Farm Bureau for 32 years. After retirement, they moved to St. Joseph and opened Harding House Bed and Breakfast. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus and Serra Club.

He was preceded in death by his son, Dwight Harding; and seven brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife Mary H. Harding, of the home; two daughters, Marian (Don) Collins and Edie (Richard) Teubner; five grandchildren, Brieanna Shay, Philip Knight, Daniel Teubner, Sarah Kennedy and Virginia Decker and four great-grandchildren.

Mass of Memorialization 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Inurnment at a later date.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Smile Train or Cathedral School.

Kunz, Ruth

January 21, 2014

Ruth Magdalene (Gross) Kunz, 81, St. Joseph, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Saxton Riverside Nursing Home.

She was born Oct. 20, 1932, in St. Louis, MO, to the Rev. Paul Gross and Anna (Steinman) Gross.

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Robert T. Kunz, in 2011. Bob and Ruth raised their family in St. Joseph when Bob was serving as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church from 1965-84. Ruth graduated from Missouri Western in 1971, then taught at Horace Mann Middle School and Lindbergh Elementary.

Ruth graduated as valedictorian from Lutheran High School in St. Louis in 1950. Bob and Ruth married in St. Louis on Oct. 24, 1952. They served Lutheran congregations in Palestine, TX and Knoxville, TN, before moving to St. Joseph in 1965. Later they served in Kent, WA, and La Junta, CO, until 2001. After Bob retired, they lived in Redwood Falls, MN, Cedar Falls, IA, and Park Ridge, IL. Ruth returned to St. Joseph in 2011.

Besides Ruth’s love of God and the church, she also loved music, particularly classical and barbershop. She served as president of the St. Joseph Sweet Adelines and also sang in a quartet. She played piano and the church organ.

She and Bob visited all 50 states, and enjoyed camping, hiking, backpacking, bridge, bowling, and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball.

Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents, her step-father the Rev. O. H. Schmidt and her sisters Gertrude Gross, Dorothy Spitz and Anna Roschke.

Surviving: brother the Rev. Richard (Edith) Gross, Hillsboro, OR; brother Paul Gross, St. Charles, MO; brother-in-law the Rev. Francis Roschke, Colorado Springs, CO,: brothers-in-law Reynold (Ann) Kunz and Gerald Kunz, Houston, TX; son the Rev. Dr. Marcus (the Rev. Martha Halls) Kunz, Park Ridge, IL; son Michael (Deborah Bohlmann) Kunz, Maplewood, MO; son Paul (Debbie) Kunz, St. Joseph; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Memorial Service: 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, First Lutheran Church, 10th and Charles, St. Joseph. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at First Lutheran Church, 10th and Charles, St. Joseph. Arrangements are under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial donations to The Center—A Samaritan Center in St. Joseph or an organization of the donor’s choice.

Meeks, Robert R. “Bob”

January 21, 2014

Robert R. “Bob” Meeks, 68, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at his home following a lengthy illness.

Bob was born in St. Joseph on July 27, 1945. Bob was a Catholic and attended Christian Brothers High School. He married Pamela Shanks on November 19, 1971 at Wyatt Park Christian Church in St. Joseph.
She survives of the home. He was a social and political activist, a musician and fisherman. He loved playing Texas Hold’em and visiting the casino. He was a salesman for many companies throughout the years and made many friends and acquaintances.

He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Meeks and mother, Cloie (Dancer) Meeks-Klusman.

He is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mark and Barbara Munsell and nephew, Aaron Munsell .

Celebration of Life 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening.

Memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.

Livingston, James

January 21, 2014

Jim moved to a better home in the sky on January 17th, 2014 as a result of Alzheimer’s

Jim is the son of Carl D. and Lila Livingston, born in San Saba, Texas on October 25, 1921. Jim grew up on a cattle and sheep ranch in West Texas. Lila taught him the Bible while Carl D. made sure the kids were
In church.

Jim graduated from San Angelo High School. He served in the US Marine Corp four and one half years, After the military service, he graduated from San Angelo Junior college and later finished up with a degree in radio-speech education from West Texas State College in Canyon, Texas.

In the final year of college, he met Avis Osborn and they were married on September 1, 1953, in St. Joseph.

Jim’s employment spans waiter, cashier, cook, night manager of a café, floral designer, oil field worker, auto mechanic, welder and refinery mechanic. He was also an aircraft maintenance instructor for USAF School at Amarillo, Texas AFB. In 1956 he relocated to St. Louis, MO to work for McDonnell Aircraft writing maintenance handbooks and performing maintainability engineering on a variety of military products. Jim retired from McDonnell in January, 1984.

Jim was a member of Northwest MO Republican Club and in December, 1979, Jim became a member of Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship International and migrated to the Assembly of God Church where he sang tenor and baritone in the choir. After forty-one years in St. Louis, he and Avis relocated to St. Joseph in 1997 to Caring First Assembly to continue his calling as a helper and servant. He is currently a member of Grace Evangelical Church.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Carl D. and Lila Livingston and sister, June Sportssman.

Survivors include a brother, Carl Glenn, Vancouver, WA, sister, Elizabeth Moore, Eugene, OR, and numerous cousins.

Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12 Noon Wed., where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Evangelical Church or to
Shepherd’s Residential Care, 5702 Amazonia Road, St. Joseph, MO 64505

Vigneri, Joseph J.

January 18, 2014

Joseph J. Vigneri, 96, died on January 13, 2014, of heart failure. Joseph was born in St. Joseph, MO on November 30, 1917; He graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He worked at Safeway and attended business school. During WW II, he joined the Army, stationed in Seward, Alaska, where he managed a medical clinic on the base. After he returned home, he began a 32-year career as manager of Manning’s Drive-In Grocery.

Joseph met Angelene Dumitrov. They married in 1947 and had three children: Mary (Gary) Boles), Pella Iowa, Phillip, New York City and Thomas (Goldie) Harrodsburg, KY. He has six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, with another on the way.

Joseph was a life-long member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. He was very involved in the parish. He was the “sound man” in charge of the audio equipment.

Joseph enjoyed wood working and gardening. He built an S-Gauge model railroad lay out, and all of his children enjoyed running the trains with him. He loved music, dancing and going to dances at the Senior Center with his wife.

Due to health issues in 2008, Joseph and Angelene moved to Pella, Iowa, to be closer to their daughter, Mary. Angelene died in 2009, and Joseph was devoted to her care. They were married for 63 years, she was truly the love of his life. Upon moving to Pella, Joseph became a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he will be missed.

Joseph was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and an infant sister. He is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 20th, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. A prayer service will be held prior to the Mass. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, 3609 Frederick Boulevard, where family will receive friends 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 19th, 2014. The Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial donations can be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MO.

Groce, Bernice L. (Hurt)

January 17, 2014

Bernice L. (Hurt) Groce, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri; left this world for her heavenly home to be reunited with her husband on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. She was surrounded by her loving family.
Bernice was born on October 4, 1928 to Frank and Violet (Merritt) Hurt, Sr. in St. Joseph, MO and was a lifelong resident.
Bernice worked at Mead for over 17 years. She was a member of Faith Valley Church of God, formerly West Valley Church of God, where she taught Sunday School and always gave to the Church of God Orphan Fund in Tennessee.
Mrs. Groce was a prayer warrior, every morning she sat in her recliner with a cup of coffee and lifted every member of her family up in prayer. Bernice enjoyed baking, gardening, fishing, arts and crafts and sewing.
Bernice married Calvin Stewart, and to that union 2 daughters were born, he preceded her in death. She then married William Groce on June 19, 1954; he also preceded her in death. Also preceded in death were her parents and 3 brothers, Lawrence, Freddie and Wilbur Hurt.
Survivors include her daughters, Rose Anna (Doug) Heimbaugh, Elwood, KS; Beverly (Steven) Rasmussen and Joyce (Frank) Hurt; a brother, Frank Hurt and sister, Kay Gill; all of St. Joseph, MO; 12 grandchildren, Frank Hurt III, Debora Reese, Rhonda Yager, Paula McClain, Chris Booher, Toby Yager, Wendy Bennett, Larry Rice, Chad Higgins, Candy Hankins, Jeremy Higgins, Rebekah Higgins and numerous great, great-great and great-great-great grandchildren.
Services 1:00 PM Monday, January 20, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 2:00 PM Sunday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kendallwood Hospice.

McManus, Verda E.

January 16, 2014

Clarksdale, MO- Verda E. McManus, 102, passed away January 14, 2014.

Verda was born January 4th, 1912 to Oscar and Emma Fisher Buhman. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Melvin, Vincent, Kenneth and Rev. Leo. She was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church and the Altar Society.

On November 19, 1935, she and Clarence McManus were married. They farmed near Clarksdale all their lives. He passed away February 27, 2000. She is survived by son, Andrew (Glenda); grandson Thomas, and a great –granddaughter Ali, all of Clarksdale; two sisters, Irmalee Schieber of Maryville, MO, Rita McQuinn of Stanberry, MO,; a sister-in-law Amelia Buhman of Council Bluffs, Iowa; six brothers John (Nellie), Harold (Lue), Ermit, Earl (Bernetta), James (Carol), all of St. Joseph, Gilbert of Stanberry, MO; many loving nieces and nephews; many friends, special friends, Rose Ann, Kathy and Three Rivers Hospice, Cameron.

The family will receive friends after Noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel
Rosary at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the Chapel with visitation to follow.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17, 2014 at Seven Dolors Church (Hurlinger) . The body will arrive at the Church one hour prior to the Service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Cemetery or Three Rivers Hospice, Cameron, MO.

Bachman, III, George Martin “Marty”

January 16, 2014

George Martin “Marty” Bachman, III, 56, Easton, MO; passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 after an extended battle with cancer.
Marty was born on November 20, 1957 to the late George and Mary (Curran) Bachman, Jr. He was a 1977 graduate of Benton High School.
Mr. Bachman worked in grounds maintenance at Missouri Western State University for over 33 years. Marty took such pride in the upkeep and beautification of the campus flower beds. He thought of Missouri Western as his family and loved his job.
Marty was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include his sisters, Williamina “Mina” Cox, St. Joseph, MO and Diane (John) Schnabel, Royse City, Texas.
Mr. Bachman was also preceded in death by an infant brother, John Edward Bachman.
Service 12:00 PM Saturday, January 18, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 9:00AM Friday at our Chapel, where a Rosary will be held at 6:00 PM Friday. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 9:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.

Young, Beverly A.

January 16, 2014

Beverly Ann Young, 72, formerly of Albany, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Saxton Care Chateau in St. Joseph.

Beverly was born on October 18, 1941 in Savannah, Missouri.

She married Elbert Young. He preceded her in death March of 1995. She was a housewife and homemaker.

Beverly was also preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Katherine Lee

Surviving family includes daughter, Shelly Schwantz, Bates City, MO; sons, Matthew Young, Pleasant Hill, MO; and Marlin Young, St. Joseph; daughters Serina and Sabrina Young; grandchildren, Suzanna and Savanna Young, and sister, Tina Lundsen, of Gabbs, Nevada.

Services 10:00 AM Saturday, January 18, 2014 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 one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Riley, George Thomas

January 15, 2014

George Thomas Riley, 71, of Saint Joseph passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at Heartland Hospital after many, many years of fighting the good fight, running the good race of physical challenges and faith witness through years of medical issues.

George was born in Maryville and raised in Ravenwood, MO. Following construction work and Pearl Brewery, he worked for MNX truck lines and H & R Block and other accounting businesses. He was a longtime active member of Cathedral of St. Joseph, particularly as a reader and food pantry volunteer.

With his many hospital, dialysis, 3 transplants, and the help of many medical personnel, they each beautifully contributed to his care and quality of life.

George lived a lifetime of never knowing a stranger. He would be one of the first to help a stranded motorist or lend a hand to anyone. He lived his faith by example and lived the “Golden Rule.”

Annual family vacations explored the states, always traveling top notch, staying at luxurious campgrounds (which were known as having bathroom facilities) in our pop up camper. He truly had a gift of fixing anything, or at least giving it up to 2 weeks of trying. It amazed us all what could be done with a roll of duct tape and plastic.

For a man with decades of equilibrium challenges, it truly excited his wife’s blood pressure each time upon a ladder for this or that…and he appeared to do it quite often. Amid all these health and life challenges, their marital unity blessed us all with inspiration of a true marriage.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas and Vivian Riley. His survivors include his beloved wife, Mary, and mother-in-law, Mary Walter, of the home; son Fr Ken Riley, KCMO, daughter Lisa (Kim) Phoenix, AZ, daughter Denise, KCMO, and son Tom (Krista) and granddaughter McKena, KCMO; his brothers John (Barb), Ravenwood, MO, Bernard (Sharon), Ravenwood, MO, Leo (Linda) Riley, Liberal, KS, and many extended nephews and nieces.

Family will receive visitors from 5-6 pm on Thursday, January 16, at Heaton-Bowman, followed by a prayer service from 6-6:30 pm with visitation until 8 pm. A Funeral Mass at Cathedral of St. Joseph, will be 10 am, Friday, January 17. Cremation and inurnment will follow in private family service in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, at a later date.

Memorials may be sent to Cathedral food pantry or DaVita Dialysis. He was an advocate of organ and tissue donation, too: “Don’t take your organs to heaven; heaven knows we need them here.”

Online condolences: www.heatonbowmansmith.com

Andrews, Norman E.

January 13, 2014

Norman E. Andrews, 81, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Norman was born on March 6, 1932 in Hopkins, Missouri to George and Jennie Andrews. He was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a truck driver for Crouch Brothers and Yellow Freight Lines, retiring in 1991. He also was a driver for the Road to Recovery and a charter member of our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Ronald and James Andrews.

He married Louise C. Walk on August 4, 1956 in Maryville, Missouri. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include their children, Steven (Bonnie) Andrews, Patricia (Chuck) Holley and Cynthia (Monty) Stanton; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Dolores Lewis and Elaine Hale.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30am Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment 1:30 PM Wednesday St. Mary Cemetery, Maryville, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Parish Rosary 6:00pm Tuesday. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

Kolega, John H.

January 12, 2014

John H. Kolega, 93, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2014 at his residence.

John was born on August 1, 1920 in St. Joseph to Dmytro and Frances Kolega. John graduated from Benton High School, class of 1939; he then served in the United States Army Air Corp. during WWII. He worked for Swift & Co. and retired from the St. Joseph School District as a carpenter.

John was a member of the American Legion Post # 359, VFW, and St. James Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer and softball player.

He married Dorothy Darlene on April 4, 1948. She preceded him in death on May 14, 2006.

John was also preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Mike, Bill, and Harold Kolega, and sisters, Mary Rucker and Annie Kolega.

Surviving family includes sister, Kathryn (Kolega) Housh and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial Graveside Service 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Horigan Chapel.
Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

Word, Teresa A. “Teri”

January 11, 2014

Teresa A. “Teri” Word, 55, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Teri was born on October 11, 1958, in St. Joseph, to Billie Lee and Barbara Mae (Courter) Ray. She was a graduate of Parkwood High School in Joplin, Missouri, and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was the owner of Olive Street Manor

Teri was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, William Lee and James C. Ray.

Teri will be sadly missed by her son, Ryan Word, grandson, Brandon Word and sister, Hollie Smith, all of St. Joseph; nieces and nephews, Jammie R. Laster, Jessica R Galloway, Joshua Ray, Beth Ann Agner, Darrell Jennings, Brandy Jennings and sister-in-law, Rosanna Ray.

Services 3:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Burial in Agency Cemetery.

Open visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel. Family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Wandfluh, Curtis Eugene

January 9, 2014

Curtis Eugene Wandfluh, 82, Savannah Missouri, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 8, 2014.

Curtis was born December 1, 1931 in Andrew County, Missouri to Thomas J. and Pearl (Millholen) Wandfluh. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1951. Curtis obtained the rank of Eagle Scout.

In October, 1952, Curtis was accepted into the Armed Forces. He was trained in aviation electronics at the naval base in Norman, Oklahoma. Curtis served in the Navy, during the Korean War, aboard the USS Kearsarge CVA-33 Air Group Eleven, where he was a navigator and flew in a AD-5N Skyraider.

Curtis married Phyllis Jane Gibson March 22, 1957 in Smithville, Missouri, she survives of the home.

After returning from the Navy, he worked for Light and Power as district manager for six years. He then started P & W electric where he worked for three years. Curtis joined I.B.E.W. Local 545, where he worked as an electrician for the next 30 years, retiring in 1994.

Curtis was a lifetime member of the American Legion Dick Munkres Post #287 and belonged to the Masonic Lodge. He was a city council member.
Curtis was a talented craftsman, who built his own home. He also enjoyed car racing and built his own stock and sprint cars.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Curtis Eugene Wandfluh, Jr.

Additional survivors include children, Patricia (P.J.) Phelps, Kansas City, Missouri, Catina (Matt) Dudley, Saint Joseph, Missouri, Terri Edwards, Blue Springs, Missouri, Cindy (Todd) Benson, Savannah; grandchildren, Erien (Kerri) Knechtenhofer, Heather (Michael) Mathews, , Ethan Edwards, Brice Benson and (Katie Sybert), Corrin Wright, Brooke (Shane) Deering, Curtis Ryan Wandfluh and Kibby Benson; and eight great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life 11:30 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:30 am, at our Chapel. Mr. Wandfluh has been cremated.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Andrew County Senior Center or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Griffin, Dennis C.

January 8, 2014

Dennis Carl Griffin, 55, of St. Joseph, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at his home.

Dennis was born in Kansas City, Kansas and served in the United States Navy.

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

Powers, Beverly “Bev” Elaine

January 7, 2014

Beverly “Bev” Elaine Powers, 84, passed away from this life on Monday, January 6, 2014 at her home to be with her heavenly father and Jesus.

Beverly was born on November 15, 1929 to Arthur and Angeline Wilson in Wolfpoint, Montana. The family moved to the farming area of King City, Missouri when Beverly was 7 years old. She attended country schools and King City High School. She was active in school activities. She graduated from King City in 1947. After high school, she attended the St. Joseph Cosmetology School, after graduation, she purchased Gladys’ Beauty Shop in King City, Missouri.

On November 12, 1950 she married George T. Powers at the King City Methodist Church. What a blessed union, they loved each other very much. They loved to travel together with family trips to all 50 states. In later years, they began cruising with family and very dear friends.

Beverly was very active in Stonecraft Ministries, travelling throughout Missouri and Kansas speaking to groups of ladies and winning them to the Lord.

She was an active member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church, serving as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. She volunteered at Mark Twain Grade School as a mentor and tutor. She was a devoted caring, loving, wife, mother and grandmother. To know Beverly was to love her.

She had the gift of hospitality and loved to cook and entertain. She was known for her Cream Puffs. She always had a smile and encouragement for everyone she met, was always willing to share her time and talents to help others, but the trend that most stands out in the minds of those who knew Beverly was her love for prayer. She was a prayer warrior.

Preceding Beverly in death were her parents Arthur and Angeline Wilson and brother-in-law, Walter Miller, of Stanberry and George’s six brothers and five sisters.

Beverly is survived by husband, George, son, G. Brent Powers and wife, Susan Cornelius Powers, and daughter, Susan G. Fisher and husband, Edd Fisher.

Grandchildren, Max Powers, Boyd Powers, Andrew Fisher, Caleb Fisher, Nathan Fisher and Anna Fisher, great-granddaughter, Roslynn Fisher, sister, La Nelle Miller of Stanberry, Missouri and several nieces and nephews.

The family is very grateful to the staff of Comfort of Home and Hands of Hope Hospice for their loving care and support of Beverly and George in the months prior to her death.

Services 2:00 PM Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery, Stanberry, 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.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Brookdale Presbyterian Church Deacon Fund or Young Life.

Silcott, Etta Jane

January 7, 2014

Etta Jane Silcott, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Etta Jane was born on December 22, 1933, in St. Joseph to Reasor Eldon and Mary Jane (Burch) Mason.
She was a 1951 graduate of Lafayette High School and a member of Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church. She served as editor of the school newspaper “Light” and the school yearbook “Oak”. She was also chairman for the Lafayette High School class reunions.
Etta Jane was self-employed as administrator/owner of a residential care facility. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards with family. She participated as a St. Joe Saints host family, enjoyed traveling, trips to the Casino and also watching Royals Baseball.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Mason; daughter, Lee Ann Silcott and granddaughter, Jennifer Pistole.
She married George Richard Silcott on November 4, 1950. He survives of the home.
Additional survivors include her children, Maribeth (Tom) McKee, Callahan, FL, Ross (Carol) Silcott, Chris (Diana) Silcott, Dawn Hickman and her fiancé Rob Campbell, all of St. Joseph; brother, Robert E. Mason, Leawood, KS; sister, Dorothy Simonson, NC; twelve grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services 12:00 noon Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wed. at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and also one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Courtwright, William S. “Bill”

January 7, 2014

William S. “Bill” Courtwright, 89, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, January 3, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Bill was born on May 22, 1924 in La Junta, Colorado to William and Orva (Solt) Courtwright. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. Bill was a barber and member of New Life Bible Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Courtwright.

He married Charlotte A. Jones on May 3, 1968 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include; three nephews, David, Michael and Chris Courtwright; one great-niece; three great-nephews; four sister-in-laws, Janice McCabe, Cindy Webb, Nancy Renfrow, Peggy Jones; two brother-in-laws, Jerome and Larry Jones.

Mr. Courtwright has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation held. Services will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials to the New Life Bible Church.

Burdick, Phillip “Phil”

January 7, 2014

Phillip “Phil” Burdick, 59, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, January 3, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Phillip was born on January 28, 1954 to Norbert H. and Mildred L. (Banks) Burdick. Phil attended Highland Community College where he played football and was then recruited to play football for the University of Arkansas. From there he went on to Washburn University and graduated magna cum laude in 1976. Phil entered the University of Kansas Law School and graduated in August of 1979. Phil went on to practice Law at Gernon Law in Hiawatha, then served two terms as District Attorney for the State of Kansas. He became a member of the Missouri Bar in 1994 and began his practice in St. Joseph, MO, as Burdick Law Offices, P.C., where he continued to practice up until a few days before his death.

In December of 2009 Phil married the love of his life and best friend, Katherine “Katie” Elizabeth Stokes. She then began working with Phil as Office Administrator. Phil and
Katie enjoyed working together, traveling and following the KU Jayhawks Basketball team.

Phil loved life and lived it to the fullest. His hobbies were riding his beloved Suzuki Hayabusa and owned many various motorcycles throughout his life. Phil also loved practicing law and always said he would never retire because of his love for it .

Katie will fulfill Phil’s wishes by continuing his law office with associates Doug Haynes and paralegal Jillee Keith.

Additional surviving family includes daughters, Jessica Burdick and Jenneath (Adam) Burdick-Flora; both of Kansas City, Missouri; son, James Burdick, Platte City, Missouri; daughter, Raven Searcy and son, Barkley Herner, both of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Taelynn and Reece, step-son, Taylor, brothers, Bill, Larry, Alan and John Burdick; sister, Patty Detrixhe. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Burdick’s wishes were to be cremated and that his law practice remains open through this difficult time.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 AM Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 noon Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at Hosanna Fellowship Church, 17290 US Highway 71, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Athen, Mendell

January 6, 2014

Mendell Athen, 93, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 at a local hospital.

Mendell was born August 16, 1920 in Atchison County, MO to the late Alfred Carl and Nellie (Zuck) Athen. He was a graduate of Hamburg High School.

Mendell married Wilda Goings on February 15, 1942 in Julian, Nebraska, sharing over 72 years together.

In 1951, they purchased a farm in Columbia, MO and lived there for over 30 years. After selling the farm, he worked in Sales for Northrup, then for Asgrow Seed Corn Company.

In 1966, they moved to Maryville for 3 years before returning to Columbia, where Mendell was named Regional Sales Associate.

After his retirement they moved to Tucson, Arizona, where they owned and operated a woodcraft business. For over 30 years, they traveled to craft shows throughout the Western United States.

In 1994 they moved to Mound City before making their home in Savannah 2 years ago.

Mendell was an avid Royals, Chiefs and MU fan. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting , boating and landscaping.

Mendell formerly attended the Mound City Christian Church and was a firm believer in God. He was a family man and was dearly loved by his grandkids.

Mendell was proceeded in death by a son, Larry Athen.

Survivors include; his wife, of the home; 3 children, Dennis (Nancy) Athen, Buffalo, MO; Gaylene McCart, Humble, TX and Kent Athen, St. Joseph, MO; 6 Grandsons, 2 Granddaughters and 5 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Wednesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday. Services 11:00AM Thursday at our Chapel. Mr. Athen will be cremated following the service.

In lieu of flowers his family has requested memorial donations to the American Diabetes Association.

Mitchell, Sr., Daniel A.

January 1, 2014

Daniel A. Mitchell, Sr., 86, St. Joseph passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

He was born on May 12, 1927 and worked for Quaker Oats until his retirement and was a member of the Retiree’s Club. Daniel was also an active member of the VFW Post 6760, where he was assistant Quarter Master for VFW for 27 years and the Cereal Workers’ Union. The city of St. Joseph declared May 19, 2012 as Daniel A. Mitchell, Sr. day in his honor.

Daniel married Elizabeth Ester Schnelle. She preceded him in death in 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents and sons, Daniel A. Mitchell, Jr. and Rainer Schnelle; brothers, Ted, Cecil and Griff Mitchell; and sisters, Rose, Ida and Eleanor.

Surviving family includes daughter, Carol Ann Hindera (Gary), King City, MO; granddaughters, Danielle Stewart (Bryan), Troy, KS; Angela Mitchell, St. Joseph; and Chastity Chambers, St. Joseph, MO; Grandson, Michael Townsend, St. Joseph; great-grandsons, Sebastian Townsend, Kaliff Kirkendoll, and Zayden Wegenka; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2014 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.

Crotty Graham, Patricia Josephine

January 1, 2014

Patricia J Graham, 90, surrounded by her children, left these earthly bounds on December 28, 2013 to be with her Lord. A life-long resident of St Joseph, she was born in Atchison KS on March 13, 1923 to Mina (Gampper) and John T. Crotty. She attended Cathedral School and graduated from The Convent of the Sacred Heart.
“PJG”, as she was affectionately called by her children and grandchildren married Robert A Graham in 1950. He preceded her in death in 1981. She was preceded in death by three brothers, John T, Paul V, and Francis X (FX) Crotty and sisters Mary Delores Keenan and Teresa Ann Pangle. She is survived by a brother Charles F Crotty of St Joseph and sisters Elrie Myers and Carol Jean Kilgore. Deeply devoted to her children and grandchildren, they are: Robert C of St Joseph, Genise M of Mesa AZ and Kent A of Weatherby, MO. Her grandchildren include Chelsea Radosevich, Robert H, Brady A and Gampper A Graham. Numerous nieces and nephews survive.
A devout catholic and member of St Joseph Cathedral, she was involved in many church activities and organizations. Among them were St Ann’s Altar Society, Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Charity and especially her beloved “Environmental” Decorating team. She was honored by Bishop Sullivan for her dedicated efforts in the church. As the first St Joseph director of Women in Community Service, she also served the people of St Joseph. She was instrumental in the founding of the Open Door Food Kitchen and the Cathedral Food Pantry.
Family visitation at Heaton-Bowman Smith will be Thursday, Jan 2nd at 5-7 and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Cathedral on Friday, Jan 3rd at 1:00pm. Inurnment at Mount Olivet will be a private ceremony. The family suggests donations to the Open Door Food Kitchen.

Early, Abram “Abe” Lee

January 1, 2014

Abram “Abe” Lee Early, 95, of Easton, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at his home.

Abe was born on January 19, 1918 in Norborne, Missouri to William Franklin and Lelia (Garber) Early.

He was a veteran of World War II, served as a county extension agent in Andrew and Livingston Counties, Missouri, and retired from Farmland Industries.

Abe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Arline Early; and brothers, Milton, Leonard and J. Early.

Surviving family includes daughter, Marcia and son-in-law, Richard Greig, Overland Park, Kansas; son, Gerald Lee Early and daughter-in-law, Shauna Roberts, Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Allison Reeve and Jennifer Davis; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Davis and Samuel Davis-Early.

Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday, January 4, 2014 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment will be immediately following at Ebenezer Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Russell, Jelsena Ann

December 30, 2013

Jelsena Ann Russell, 59, of Amazonia, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at her home.
Jelsena was born on April 8, 1954 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Jesse Arthur Pierce and Lucy Ann Houser
She worked at Einbender’s for several years and then at Shady Lawn in Savannah, Missouri. Jelsena was also a member of the Amazonia Lions Club.
Jelsena was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Jerry Pierce.
She married Robert L. Russell, II on July 29, 1972 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.
Additional survivors include three children, Robert L. Russell, III, Leesa M. Henderson and Bryan J. Russell; 12 grandchildren, step-sister, Candy Milbourne and brother, Larry A. Pierce.
A Gathering of Remembrance will be held 6:00 PM Thursday, January 2, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the service until 8:00 PM Thursday evening.
Mrs. Russell has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Evans, Tammy Jo

December 29, 2013

Tammy Jo Evans, 51, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at a local hospital.

Tammy was born January 7, 1962. Tammy was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Alys Evans and sisters, Joan, Diane, Marilyn, Teri and Sharon.

Surviving family includes sister, Alice Gaunt, brothers, Richard, Carl, Kenneth, Kevan, Danny, Mike, Tony and Troy Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 12:00 Noon Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Courter-Ritchey Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.

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

The family suggests donations to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

Winder, Karen J.

December 28, 2013

Karen J. Winder, 67, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at her home.

Karen was born on September 23, 1946 to Earl and Katherine M. (Milburn) Yeakley, Jr.

She graduated from Lafayette High school in 1964 and worked at Heartland Plaza for 39 years, retiring in January 2013. She loved to read her books and watch her TV.

Karen was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Gary and Jeff Yeakley.

Surviving family includes son, Randy Winder; grandson, Brett Winder and wife, Stephanie; great-grandsons, Blake and Brody, great-granddaughter, Hiley; daughter-in-law, Laura Fitzwater, step-grandsons, Clint and Paul Fitzwater; nieces, Heather and Becky; and best friend since the 3rd grade, Jackie.

Services 11:00 AM Friday, January 3, 2014 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

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

Wright, Mary Catherine

December 28, 2013

Mary Catherine Wright, 76, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2013, at her home.
Mary was born in St. Joseph on April 28, 1937, to Eugene Ray and Agnes Lillian (Wawrzyniak) Grace.
Mary attended St. Francis Elementery School and was a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was a homemaker and previously worked as an operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Edward L. Grace.
She married William Wright on January 30, 1965 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He survives of the home. Other survivors include their children, Jennifer (Gary) Lader, Kevin (Kathryn) Wright, Christopher (Carley) Wright and Angela Wright; nine grandchildren, Jacob, Daniel and Toby Lader; Rebecca and Jaquelyn Wright; Sabrina, Katie and Colin Wright; Oliver Wright-Frank; her sister, Patricia Ann (Tom) Herinckx, her sister-in-law, Helen Grace and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 30th, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Church Building Fund or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Jobes, Dolly

December 24, 2013

Dolly Jobes, 90, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Dolly was born on May 15, 1923 in Troy, Kansas to Roy and Maggie Mae (Hargis) Rullman.

Dolly married Lee F. Jobes, Sr, he preceded her in death in 1985. She worked in retail and as a secretary for Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, from where she retired.

Dolly was a Christian.

Dolly was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John L. and R. D. “Pete” Rullman; sisters, Helen L. Werner, Kae Wood and J. Margaret Petitt.

Survivors include daughter, Jeanne (Bob) Wright, Saint Joseph; sons, Sonny (Kathy) Jobes, Saint Joseph, and Dennis (Connie) Jobes, Pittsburg, Missouri; four grandsons; three granddaughters; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nellie M. Shipman, Kansas City, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11 am, Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Friday at our Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday evening. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery. At the family’s request, casual and warm clothing is suggested.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Second Harvest Food Bank or Grace Evangelical Church.

Krumme, Doris Jean

December 24, 2013

Doris Jean Krumme, 84, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at her daughter’s home.

Doris was born on December 29, 1928 in St. Joseph, MO, the 9th child of Olen and Josephine McBee.
She married William H. Krumme on June 7, 1947. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents; 9 sisters, 2 brothers; son-in-law, Johnny.

She was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, November 17, 1954. Doris was a homemaker, during her marriage of almost 60 years. She was part of a large and loving family and faithfully served her God, Jehovah. She will be missed by all of her family and friends.

Survivors include her children, Jeffery (Judi) Krumme and Donna Musser; three grandchildren, Kevin Musser (Dana), Blake Krumme and Kimberly Sprague (Paul); great-grandchildren, Melissa, Anthony, Sophia, Samuel, Halsey and Cade; brother, Jack McBee (Sharon); and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 4605 Pickett Rd. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the service. The family suggests memorials to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Williams, Gloria Gene

December 24, 2013

Gloria Gene Williams, 83, of Cosby, MO, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, at a local hospital.

Gloria was born in Enid, Oklahoma to Glen and Gwendolyn (Robb) Lingenfelter. She graduated from Deer Creek High School. She received her BA degree at Oklahoma City University , then received her Master’s degree in Religious Education at Southern Methodist University.

She married Leonard Williams on August 26, 1951 in Nardin, OK. Together, they were involved in Mission work for ten years in Brazil and served various churches for 45 years as Leonard pursued his ministry career. She played the accordion for 70 years, as well as the piano and organ. She was a published author of “Overcoming – This is my Life” and “God Sent me Packing”.

Gloria received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Oklahoma City University in 1969 and the Service to Mankind Award from The Sertoma Club in Savannah, MO, in 1979. She served as an active volunteer in several childrens’ organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs, After School Bible Classes; Girl Scouts and 4-H Club. She was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church., where she was also a Sunday school teacher, and enjoyed directing party games. Gloria always loved a party.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Alma Lingenfelter and one brother, Gawain Lingenfelter.

Survivors include her husband, Leonard Williams of the home; children, Larry and Sally Williams, Columbia, MO, Gary and Jodi Ponder Williams, Kansas City, MO, Lonny and Helen Olson-Williams, Rochester, MN and Glenda and John Knechtenhofer, Cosby, MO; grandchildren , Andrew Ponder Williams, Lawson and Cheyenne Williams, Sarah Knechtenhofer, Hannah Olson-Williams, Erik Olson-Williams, Samuel Knechtenhofer, Preston Williams and Jakob Knechtenhofer.

Services 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at Ashland United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Savannah Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Thursday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday. The body will be removed from the chapel to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Ashland United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Hayes, Delbert B.

December 24, 2013

Delbert B. Hayes, 90, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2013 at a local health care facility.
Delbert was born on April 6, 1923 in Agency, MO to the late Charles and Bertha (Pike) Hayes.
Mr. Hayes served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a tech sergeant. He was one of the many soldiers at the invasion of Normandy Beach, D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Delbert was a mechanic for Polsky Motors and was a member of Three Angels 7th Day Adventist Church. He was a stock car race driver and enjoyed camping and fishing. Delbert played many instruments, his favorite being the guitar. He also enjoyed playing with his church band.
Delbert married Myrtle Oxford on July 27, 1946 in Troy, Kansas; she preceded him in death on February 27, 2000. He was also preceded in death by 2 sons, Delbert Jr., Harold Hayes and siblings, Betty Johnson, Elisie Baker, Charles Hayes and Mary Marek.
Delbert is survived by his 9 children, Connie Keimig, Don Hayes, Rick Hayes, Roxyann Schreiber, Ron Hayes, Eric Hayes, Robert Hayes, Roberta Snodgrass and Christina Hayes, 18 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren, siblings, Tom Hayes and Lonnie Krull
Graveside Service and Interment 2:00 PM Monday, December 23, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the Three Angels 7th Day Adventist Church.

Gardner, Mary Rhonda (Summers)

December 19, 2013

Mary “Rhonda” (Summers) Gardner, 57, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, was taken into the arms of the Lord Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at a Kansas City , Kansas, hospital after a very long and very courageous battle.

Rhonda was born on April 5, 1956, in St. Joseph, MO, to Edward and Mary Arlene (Kerns) Summers. She was a graduate of Central High School and Missouri Western State University. She then earned her Master’s degree in Psychology from Northwest Missouri State University.

Rhonda worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years until joining Family Guidance Center.
Rhonda was a member of Heaven Hope Church. She enjoyed family and lived life to its fullest.

Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Shiela; and grandparents, Mary & Ed Summers and Nell and Joe Kerns.
Rhonda is survived by her daughter, Heather Gardner, of the home; son, Dustin (Katharine) Gardner, Oak Harbor, WA; granddaughter, AshLynn Evans; siblings, John Summers, San Jose, CA, Mike (Debbie) Summers, Jonell Adams, David (Debra) Summers, and Cindy Summers, all of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri.

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

Foster, Mike

December 16, 2013

Michael “Mike” J. Foster, 74, St. Joseph, passed away, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Mike was born August 2, 1939 in St. Joseph to Raymond Dale and Anna Marie (Igoe) Foster.
He was a drummer in a local band, chef for St. Joseph County Club and then became a locksmith, where he owned and operated Mike’s Lockshop.

Mike was preceded in death by his father, and brother Charles Foster.

He married Beatrice Kildow in 1991 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include his 12 children, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald Foster, Washington State, and mother, Anna Marie Foster, San Diego, California.

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

Visitation with family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday, December 20, 2013 at our chapel.

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

Garvis, Maxine Della

December 16, 2013

Maxine Della Garvis, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, December 15, 2013 at a local hospital.
Maxine was born March 16, 1926 in Taos, Missouri to Samuel and Nancy (Osborne) Wall. She graduated from Benton High School in 1944 and as a registered nurse from St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in 1947.
Maxine married Jon C. Garvis on May 16, 1948 in St. Joseph, Missouri, he preceded her in death.
Maxine worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph State Hospital, from where she retired on February 9, 1986, after 23 ½ years.
Maxine was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church.
Maxine was also preceded in death by her parents; sister, Lucille Potoroff; and brother, Clifton Wall.
Survivors include sons, Daryl (Gail) Garvis, Kansas City, Missouri, Kevin (Robin)Garvis, St. Joseph; sister, Shirley Punzo, St. Joseph; grandchildren, William Garvis, Kansas City, Missouri, Carolyn Garvis, Dearborn, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Jackson Garvis and Parker Seckel, both of Dearborn.
Services 2:00 pm, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesday evening and one hour prior to the service at 1 pm Wednesday. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to McCarthy Baptist Church Foreign Missions.

Maretoli, Matthew Michael

December 16, 2013

Matthew Michael Maretoli, 35, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at a local hospital.
Matthew was born January 5, 1978 in St. Joseph to Craig Maretoli and Randi (Johnson) Clark. He was a 1996 graduate of Lafayette High School and obtained an associate’s degree from Vatterott College in St. Joseph.
Matthew was a carpenter with VanCleave.
Matthew was a member of Wellspring Church.
Matthew was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Nelda and Jerry Maretoli; and maternal grandparents, Tom and Mary Jane Johnson.
Matthew is survived by father, Craig Maretoli; mother and stepfather, Randi and Kent Clark; three children, Madilynn, Maximus, Kenlee Maretoli; sister, Amanda Maretoli; step-sister, Holly Keling and husband Todd; step-brother, Cale Clark; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Celebration of life, 7:00 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Wednesday, prior to the celebration.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Matthew M. Maretoli Trust Fund.

Herbster, Dennis L.

December 13, 2013

Dennis L. Herbster, 78, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

Dennis was born southwest of Falls City, Nebraska on July 30, 1935, the youngest of three sons of Henry and Minnie (Rice) Herbster.

The family moved to Missouri when Dennis was eight, and he graduated from Union Star High School. He served in the Army from 1958-1960 and was stationed in Korea. He later attended and graduated from Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph.

During his career, he worked at Bennett Nursery, Western Chemical and the Division of Family Services, all in St. Joseph.

He married Vonna Morris on October 12, 1975. They have two sons, Brendon and Bryce.

Dennis was a member of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral while living in St. Joseph. After retirement, he especially enjoyed volunteering as a tutor at Cathedral School and was very pleased to receive a “Volunteer of the Year” award there.

In 2002, he and his wife moved to Springfield, MO. He is currently a member of Immaculate Conception parish in Springfield.

He was a patient and thorough genealogist. After completing his own family’s genealogy, he helped many other people with their research.

He is survived by his wife, Vonna, of the home; two sons, Brendon Herbster and wife Melody, of Springfield and Bryce Herbster of Shawnee, Kansas; a brother, Kenneth Herbster and wife Geraldine, of King City, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Herbster of Saint Joseph; one granddaughter and three step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Harlan.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Union Star Cemetery, Union Star, Missouri.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m., Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. The family will receive friends following the Rosary from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

In memory of Dennis, contributions are suggested to Cathedral School.

Smith, Sandra K.

December 13, 2013

Sandra K. Smith, 71, Saint Joseph, Missouri, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at her home.

She was born April 10, 1942 to Jack and Edna (Knudsen) Scott in Maitland, Missouri.

She married Glenn Edward Smith on December 15, 1968. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1981.

Sandra was a CNA for thirty-six years.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Dean Bennett, Jr.; sister, Carole Scott; and nephew, Gary Scott, Jr.

Survivors: daughters, Sharon Haynes (Mack), Rhonda Stark (Jessie) and Tina McClure (Herb), all of Saint Joseph, Missouri; seven grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kermit Fleming (Nova), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Gary Scott, Sr., Independence, Missouri; sisters, LaDonna Cogdill, Saint Joseph, Missouri and Jacqueline Higby (John), Maryland Heights, Missourt; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Seventeenth Street Community of Christ. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to American Diabetes Association or Community of Christ Church.

Thompson, Sharon K. (Evans)

December 13, 2013

Sharon K. (Evans) Thompson, 70, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at LaVerna Village in St. Joseph.

Sharon was born on September 12, 1943. Preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Alys Evans and sisters, Joan, Diane, Marilyn and Teri.

Surviving family includes daughter, Charmayne Cook; sisters, Alice Gaunt and Tammy Evans, brothers, Richard, Carl, Kenneth, Kevan, Danny, Mike, Tony and Troy Evans; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 12:00 Noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Courter-Ritchey Cemetery, Troy, Kansas.

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

The family suggests donations to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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.

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