Brant, Britt Edwin

June 20, 2013

Britt Edwin Brant infant son of Heather and Bryson Brant passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Britt was born June 17, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. Additional survivors include his grandparents, Donna and John Swanson and Shelly and Dennis Daffron; two aunts, Sam and Dani; two uncles, Jay and Nate. Britt was preceded in death by his paternal grand-father Britt Edwin Brant.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm. There will be no services held.

The family suggests memorial gifts to be made in memory of Britt for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in care of the funeral home.

(Springs) McQueen, Doris

June 15, 2013

Doris (Springs) McQueen, 88, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Doris was born on February 23, 1925, in Forbes, Missouri, to Walter and Della (Legg) Springs. She was a member of Patee Park Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and loved being with her family.

Doris was employed at Big Smith and later at Stetson Hats in St. Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Geneva Embrey and seven brothers, James, Charles, J.R., Alfred, Jerry, Carol and Ned Springs.

Survivors include a sister, Erma Peery, St. Joseph MO; a brother, Fred Springs, Mt. Prospect, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Services 2:00 P.M. Monday, June 15, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday evening.

Hannah-Geha, Kathryn

June 12, 2013

Kathryn Hannah-Geha, 99, St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at her home.

She was born June 3, 1914 in Salem, Nebraska to Joseph and Elizabeth (Long) Lollmann, the youngest of eleven children whom have all preceded her in death. She married Clarence “Lefty” Hannah in 1937 and he passed away in 1987. She married Richard “Dick” E. Geha in 1991 and he passed away in 2002. She was also preceded in death by one grandchild and a son-in-law, Ron Sample in 2007.

Kathryn worked as a machine operator at Westab for 25 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the St. Ann’s Altar Society and the 25 Year Club at Mead.

Mrs. Hannah-Geha is survived by three children, a son Ronald (Sandy) Hannah, of St. Joseph; two daughters, Janice Sample of St. Joseph and Marilyn (Dewey) Young of McAllen, TX; twelve grandchildren; nineteen great-children and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Friday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00PM Friday evening. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:30 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 10:30 AM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

(Jagodzinski) Rowland, Mary V.

June 12, 2013

Mary V. (Jagodzinski) Rowland, 86, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at a local hospital.

Mary was born September 9, 1926 to Peter and Theresa (Essman) Jagodzinski in
Saint Joseph and was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Benton High School.

Mary had worked as a hair stylist at the Atchison Hill Beauty Shop. After the arrival of her daughter, she became a full time homemaker.

Mrs. Rowland was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, was a member of a sewing circle and enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Mary was married to John Rowland, he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, Floyd McConnell; 2 brothers, John and William Jagodzinski and a sister, Genevieve Fry.

Survivors include daughter, Lori McConnell, Saint Joseph; 5 grandchildren, Cassandra Vandever, Danielle, Dylan, Charmagne and Shawn McConnell; 1 great-grandchild, Blade Vandever; 2 sisters, Margaret (Louis) Stock, Kansas City, MO and Patricia Workman, Louisville, KY and numerous nieces and nephews.

Chapel Prayer Service 1:00 PM Friday, June 14, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

A Rosary will be held at 5:30 PM Thursday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday.

Smart, Dorothy Elizabeth

June 12, 2013

Dorothy Elizabeth Smart, 83, Cameron, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at a local health care center.

Dorothy was born June 21, 1929 in Keystone, Missouri, to Dick and Mabel (Wilcox) Newell. She attended Central Missouri State and received her teaching certificate from Northwest Missouri State University.

Early in her teaching career, Dorothy taught at one room school houses in Lilly and Perrin, Missouri. She was a lifetime member of Smith Fork Baptist Church.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard Kevin Smart; three brothers,
Jimmy, Virgil and Roy Newell.

Survivors include daughter, Carol Flury; grandsons, Dr. Christopher Neal, Bethesda, Maryland,
Robert Neal, Saint Joseph; great-granddaughters, Alisha Neal, Cameron, Clara Neal, Bethesda;
brother, Richard T. Newell, Turney, Missouri; sister, Jane Wiedmaier, Cameron; sister-in-law, Joan Newell-Hansen, Turlock, California; numerous nieces and nephews.

A private family celebration service will be held at a later date. Mrs. Smart has been cremated under the direction of Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment will be in Cameron Memory Gardens.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Heart Association.

Kendel, Fannie Marie

June 10, 2013

Fannie Marie Kendel, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at a local health care facility.

Fannie was born June 21, 1924 in Gallatin, Missouri to Clyde and Gladys Dannar. She graduated from Weatherby High School.

Fannie married Gilbert O. Kendel March 16, 1947 in St. Joseph; he preceded her in death June 5, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include son, Jim Kendel; daughter, Nancy Oelke; brother, Jack (Gwen) Danner and one grandson, Kyle Kendel.

Celebration of Life 7:00 PM Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

(Lawhon) Long, Beverly Jean

June 10, 2013

Beverly Jean (Lawhon) Long, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at a local hospital.

Beverly was born September 28, 1927 in Union Star, Missouri to Millard S. and Mary E. (Harris) Jeffers. She graduated from Gower High School and Caster’s Beauty School.

Beverly married Roy Norman Lawhon, he preceded her death in December 1995 after 43 years of marriage. She married Milton “Gene” Long in 2000, he survives of the home.

Beverly retired from J. C. Penney, where she worked as a beautician. She was an avid member of Patee Park Baptist Church. She also belonged to the Gower Goodtimers Club.

Beverly loved her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed playing dominos and card games with them.
She also liked to travel, having made trips to Alaska and Colorado.

Beverly was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Logan H. Jeffers.

Additional survivors include daughter, Linda (Terry) Harter, St. Joseph; sons, Mike (Mary) Lawhon, Godfrey, Illinois, Jeff (Mary Beth) Lawhon, Blue Springs, Missouri; eight grandchildren ten great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Memorial service 11 AM, Saturday, June 15, 2013 at Frazier Cemetery, Frazier, Missouri with inurnment to follow.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Patee Park Food Pantry.

Armstrong, Stephen E.

June 8, 2013

Stephen E. Armstrong, 60, Oklahoma; passed away June 7, 2013.
Stephen was born on June 25, 1952 in Excelsior Springs, MO; to Thomas and Dorothy (Adkins) Armstrong. He had worked as a self-employed construction worker.
Stephen was a loving father, grandfather, son and brother to many. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and enjoyed the Colorado mountains. He cared for all people, even if it was a stranger; he would go out of his way to help those in need.
He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Rachel Marie Armstrong; aunt, Darlene Armstrong and uncles, Benny and Jimmy Armstrong.
Survivors include sons, Aaron (Toni) Armstrong, and their son, Derek, St. Joseph; Tommy E. Armstrong, Ft. Collins; CO; Jonathon and Michael Armstrong; his mother, Dorothy Armstrong; 2 sisters, Judy (Reuben) Reyez and Pinie Armstrong; 4 brothers, Darrel (Maridith); Terry (Beverly); Roger and Butch Armstrong.
Mr. Armstrong has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A private memorial service will be held in Minnesota on July 6 and in St. Joseph at a later date.

Stull, Doug

June 8, 2013

Doug Stull, 59, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 at his home.

Doug was born on June 23, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO to Thomas and Dorothy (Hunziger) Stull. He was a lifelong resident and 1972 graduate of Lafayette High School.

Doug was employed as a truck driver for Ruan from 1995-2011. He was a race car enthusiast, enjoyed wood working and always enjoyed a good tool department as well as family get togethers.

Survivors include daughter, Nikki Stull; his significant other, Sherry Hawley and her children; Serena McQueen and Aileena Anderson; grandchildren, Andrew, Riley, Naomi, Dylen and Rachael; brother, Roger (Donnetta) Stull; sister, Eileen (Jim) Morton; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Travis Stull and brother, Robert Stull.

Services 11:00 AM Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mr. Stull will be cremated following the services. Visitation will be held after noon Monday, with the family to receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at our chapel

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Michaels, Amber Forrest

June 7, 2013

Amber Forrest Michaels, 37, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Amber was born on December 3, 1975 in Olathe, Kansas to David Michaels and Joyce Crockett.

She worked for SST as an Escalations Supervisor. She loved arts and crafts, had a vivid imagination, was an avid reader and loved crossword puzzles.

Amber was preceded in death by her grandmother, Forrest Virginia Crockett.

Surviving family includes life partner, Derin McQuiston, son, Phoenix Ash, mother, Joyce (Brad) Byrd, sister, Cydney Wilson, brother, Eric Michaels and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Celebration of Life Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Faith United Baptist Church, held in the reception hall, dinner will be provided, 8400 SW State Route V, St. Joseph, Missouri 64504.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Phoenix Ash Education Fund in care of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Sollars, Patricia “Pat”

June 5, 2013

Patricia “Pat” Sollars, 81, St. Joseph, MO; passed away on June 4, 2013 at a local health care facility, surrounded by her loving family.
Pat was born on September 4, 1931 in St. Joseph, Missouri to William and Nora (Curry) Roberts. She was a lifelong resident and graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart.
Pat was a bar manager at the Pony Express Hotel for many years.
On May 26, 1978, she married Herbert Sollars in Las Vegas, Nevada, he survives of the home.
Additional survivors include a son, Michael Sollars and 3 sisters, Mary Williams, Margaret Ellsworth and Diane Wilson, all of St. Joseph; 3 grandchildren, Jackson and Cody Sollars and Amber Wray.
Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Richard William Wray and a brother, William Lee Roberts.
Mrs. Sollars has been cremated, with a private family Inurnment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A register book will be available to sign at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, there is no visitation or services scheduled at this time.

Burris, Barbara J.

June 5, 2013

Barbara J. Burris, 79, of Country Club Village, Missouri passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at her home.

Barbara was born on March 4, 1934 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Fred and Maude (Hughes) Pettis.

Survivors include daughter, Desiree Bowman; son, Robert J. Burris, Jr.; two granddaughters,
Aubrey Grviett, Amanda Earle; and seven great-granddaughters.

No services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice.
Arrangements under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Mollus, Barbara “Bobby”

June 5, 2013

Barbara “Bobby” Mollus, 85, St. Joseph, MO; passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at her home.
Bobby was born on October 15, 1927 in St. Joseph, MO to John and Catherine (Paepke) Mollus, Sr. She was a lifelong resident and graduate of Central High School.
Miss Mollus had worked for Westab for over 40 years and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Bobby is survived by a niece, Catherine (Kenny) Madsen, nephew, Mark (Becky) Mollus, all of St. Joseph and several great-nieces and nephews.
Bobby was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Elmer, William, James and John Mollus, Jr. and beloved pet, Cari.
Prayers Service 3:00pm Friday at Horigan Chapel, the family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service; under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The family requests memorial donations to Friends of the Animal Shelter.

Christ, Charles “Eugene”

June 5, 2013

Charles “Gene” Christ, 83, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
Gene was born on August 2, 1929 in Horton, Kansas to Carl and Eva (Stone) Christ. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Charity Lodge 135. Gene worked for Swift & Co for 22 years, owned and operated Standard Oil Station at King Hill and Illinois and later worked for the St. Joseph Light & Power Company.
Gene married Alma Smith. She preceded him in death on October 19, 1990. He was also preceded by his parents, and one son, Dennis Krumme.
Survivors include his children, two daughters, Linda Gawlik, Kelly Hudgins; one son, Dave Christ; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchild.
Services 1:00pm Friday, June 7, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mr. Christ will be cremated following the service. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
The family requests memorial gifts to the Open Door Food Kitchen or the American Red Cross.

Weiland, John R.

June 5, 2013

John R. Weiland, 68, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.

John was born in St. Joseph on May 27, 1945. He was the youngest of four children born to George and Lena (Meers) Weiland. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Jim Weiland.

John was a 1963 graduate of Central High School. He had attended St. Joseph Junior College and Missouri Western State University. He was a member of Olive Street Methodist Church.

John worked for MeadWestVaco for over 35 years until their closing in 2003. Many Mead employees were his closest friends. He had a dry wit and was a great storyteller. He loved to re-live his early childhood memories as well as his early working days.

He was a proud American, who loved his family and enjoyed Holidays and family dinners. He loved watching old movies and John Wayne was his hero. He loved children (anyone’s) and had a gift for calming fussy babies. He loved nature and animals of any kind. He had a special love for his two dogs, Casper and Snickers.

John married Ramona Miller on July 4, 1992 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include 2 sisters, Patti Bennett, St. Joseph; and Georgia Clark, Atchison, Kansas; step-daughters, Kristie (Karl) Ploeger, Kandie (Paul) Stock, and Kelly (Steve) Plumb; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice or to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.

Hopkins, Jr., Dr. George Theodore

June 2, 2013

Dr. George Theodore Hopkins, Jr., 85, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

George was born on January 31, 1928 in St. Joseph to George T. and Mary Alta (Giseburt) Hopkins, Sr. He served in the Army from 1946 to 1947 in occupied Japan where he exchanged salutes with General Douglas MacArthur on the steps of the Dai Ichi Building.

On June 10, 1956 George married Wanda F. Neely, the love of his life, in St. Joseph. They raised three children in St. Joseph, and worked together many years in his dental practice which spanned 47 years.

He was a member of Marvin McMurry United Methodist Church. He was also a long-time member of Host Lions Club, Missouri State Dental Association, Northwest Missouri Dental Association, and Eugene Field School PTA, and served as president of each organization. George was also on the board of the Lovers Lane Association.

George loved music, tennis and table tennis. He was table tennis regiment champion while in Japan, and doubles Champion in Dental school in 1948. He also loved miniature golf, coaching Little League Baseball and Indian Guides.

George was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Walter M. Hopkins.

In addition to Wanda, he is survived by sons, George T. Hopkins, III “Tad” and wife, Annushka Theobold-Hopkins, Brian Ross Hopkins and wife Debbie (Barnes) Hopkins, all of St. Joseph; daughter Wanda Kay Hopkins and husband, Bill Frank of Leawood, Kansas; grandchildren, Chloe, Van, Anya, Kael, Hailey and Cole; brother Gordon E. Hopkins and wife, Beverly of St. Joseph; sister Mary A. Bixel and husband, John of New Jersey; sister-in-law Carole Hopkins of Ohio; and many nieces and nephews

A special thanks to Hands of Hope hospice for their tender care, and to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Heartland Health System.

Memorial Service 1:00 PM Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Ashland Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 AM Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Marvin McMurry United Methodist Church or Donor’s Choice.

(Dawaliby) Habeeb, Wydia “Dee”

May 28, 2013

Wydia “Dee” (Dawaliby) Habeeb, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 at a Cameron, MO health care center.

Mrs. Habeeb was born July 4, 1916, in St. Joseph, MO to Henry and Sadie (Argabey) Dawaliby. She graduated from the Gard Business School and then served in the US Army during WWII. She had worked at Noma Lights and the United Department Store in St. Joseph. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

On October 3, 1949 she married Joseph J. Habeeb in St. Joseph and together they owned and operated the Habeeb Grocery Store.

She was preceded in death by her Husband; Parents; 2 brothers, James and Eddie Dawaliby and 2 sisters, Nezera Wilson and Susan Dawaliby.

Dee is survived by 3 sons, Joseph H. Habeeb, Dallas, TX; James J. (Nancy) Habeeb, Lawrence, KS and William J. (Colette) Habeeb, Los Angeles, CA; 4 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 31, 2013 at 2:00PM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Family will receives friends following graveside service 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Wellington Point Apartments, 3811 Beck Road, St. Joseph.

The family request memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Fund or St. Francis Xavier House of Bread.

Curran, Wilma Fern

May 28, 2013

Wilma Fern Curran, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, May 27, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Wilma was born May 6, 1924, near King City, Missouri to Robert and Lucille (Thompson) Colville. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Easton, MO.

She married Joseph Curran on February 3, 1951. He passed away on October 14, 1962.

Wilma is survived by son, Charles Curran, St. Joseph, MO; daughters, Donna and Linda Curran, Kansas City, MO; brothers, Cleo (Ruth) Colville, Helena, MO and Darrel (Joyce) Colville, O’Fallon, MO; sister, Avis (Gene) Evans, Stanberry, MO; in-laws, Gertrude and Robert Lindsay, Ida May Curran, Mary Curran, Ann Curran; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Easton, MO. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO. Rosary 6:00 p.m.Thursday at our Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Warner, Lynda K.

May 28, 2013

Lynda K. Warner, 66, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Lynda was born on June 21, 1946. She worked as a nurse and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved her dog, Buster, doing puzzles and watching Animal Planet.

Survivors include her children, Clinton Anderson, Candice Baynes, Kathy Sue Westover, Kirk Anderson and Kevin Anderson and numerous loving grandchildren.

Ms. Warner has been cremated under the direction of Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a register book will be available to sign.

Pummell, Jr. Donald E.

May 26, 2013

Donald E. Pummell, Jr. 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2013 at a local hospital.

Donald was born on August 25, 1947 in St. Joseph, Missouri to the late Donald and Charlotte (Ellis) Pummell, Sr. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School and Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Mr. Pummell was a teacher at Robidoux Middle School for over 30 years. Donald was an athlete and enjoyed playing baseball and lettered in football, basketball and track.

Survivors include 2 brothers, Richard (Nori) Pummell, Kissimmee, FL and Jeff Pummell, St. Joseph; a sister, Kimberlee Jewell, St. Joseph; Nieces and Nephews, Nathaniel (Crystal) Nitti, Rikki Nitti, Holly Jones and Mandi (Rich) Chance; Great-Nieces, Hannah Nitti, Charlot Lowrance and Jaylin Nitti; former wife and close friend, Marilyn Bryant

Memorial Service 6:00 PM Friday Agape Love Lighthouse Church, 2500 S. 11th St. A register book will be available to sign at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pfeffer, Marie “Bebe”

May 24, 2013

Marie “Bebe” Pfeffer, 86, Huntington Beach, Ca., formerly of St. Joseph ,MO passed away April 24,2013 at her residence.
Bebe was born Oct.20,1926 in Puerto Rico. In 1948, while living in NY City, Bebe met and married Dr. Robert Pfeffer, to whom she was married till his death in 2008, just shy of their 60 year Anniversary.
While living in St Joseph from 1955-1980, Bebe was homemaker, mother of three children, active in community services, enjoyed playing bridge, fishing, tennis or working in her home garden. Those who knew Bebe can certainly recall her outspoken, sharp witted humor and infectious laugh. All that met and spent time with her were left with a lasting impression. Bebe was truly one of a kind.
She is survived by her children Robert Pfeffer Jr., Anne Ferbert and Laura Dageford; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Bebe will be inurned at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego,Ca. alongside her beloved Robert.
Arrangements were entrusted to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St Joseph.
A registry book is available at the Chapel for signing. In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Marie “Bebe” Pfeffer may be made to Alzheimer Association, Orange County Chapter, 17771 Cowan #200, Irvine, CA 92614 for phone donations call Mary @ 949-955-9000.

Hurst, Muriel C.

May 23, 2013

Muriel C. Hurst, 99, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at a local health care center.

Muriel was born on September 24, 1913 in Vandalia, Missouri to William and Lena (Barns) Callen. She was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church and an accountant for Pettijohn Ford and owned and operated the Western Auto Store both of King City, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her four husbands, Price Cummins, John Arango, William Wright and Frank Hurst; three sisters, Ora Lee Pike, Katherine South and Dorothy Bondurant.

She is survived by her nephew, David South and extended family members and friends.

Memorial Service 2:00pm Friday Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Craig, Missouri.

The family suggests Memorial Donations to Wyatt Park Christian Church.

Mollus, Frank

May 23, 2013

Frank Mollus, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at his home.

Frank was born on January 2, 1934 in St. Joseph to the late Joseph and Goldie (Whitten) Mollus.
He worked for St. Joseph Structural Steel for 28 years and was a Former Insurance Agent for Reserve National and Independent.

Frank was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, was a 32nd Degree Mason, and a member of Eagles Lodge.

He married Geraldine Gillett. She survives of the home. Additional survivors, sons, Scott, Mark, Brian, Bradley (Rene) Mollus and Frank (Kelly) Jarrett; grandchildren, Jessie, Michael, Ashley, Tyler, Frankie, Brandon and Janette; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Joseph and Charles (Sue) Mollus; and sisters, Shirley Collings and JoAnn Teed.

Frank was preceded in death by a grandson.

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

Inurnment High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Missouri.

There will be no visitation or services. A register book will be available at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

The family wishes to thank Kendallwood Hospice and Staff for their care and concern.

Van Meter, A. Warren

May 20, 2013

A. Warren Van Meter, 90, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Vintage Gardens.

Warren was born August 24, 1922 in Oak, Missouri to Gerald and Dora (Miller) Van Meter. He spent the years of his young life in small area towns and the rest of his life in St. Joseph.

In 1943 he married Lorene (Miller) Van Meter who preceded him in death in 2010, and to this union five children were born. Warren joined the U.S. Navy September 10, 1940 and served six years during WWII. Following his Naval service, he attended lead wiping plumbing school in
Kansas City, MO and became a journeyman plumber. He worked as a journeyman plumber until
1953. In April, 1953 Warren became the Business Agent for the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #45 and served in this role for seventeen years. Following this service, Warren worked as a journeyman plumber for Industrial Plumbing for three years. In 1973 Warren became the City
Plumbing Inspector and held this position for fourteen years. He retired on August 24, 1987. Warren became a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union #45 of St. Joseph, MO, on March 22, 1950 and remained a member until his passing. He became a member of Patee Park Baptist Church in 1949. In 1966 Warren became a member of Calvary Baptist Church and continued as a member for the rest of his life.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Barbara Ray on May 31, 1978, and his wife, Lorene (Miller) Van Meter on October 4, 2010.

Survivors include son, Art (Sharon) Van Meter, St. Joseph; daughters, DiAnn (Les) Wyrick, St. Joseph; Nancy (Russ) McCamy, St. Joseph; Pamela (Jeff) Young, Centennial, Colorado; grandchildren: Scot and Ryan Van Meter, Toni Svuba, Bill and Jeff Wyrick, Lori Cox and Steve Ray, Marty and Aubrey McCamy, Kelsey and Colin Young; nine great-grandchildren: Tyce Van Meter; Zachary and Chloe Van Meter; Avery Wyrick; G.C., Austin and Tyler Cox; Jack and Sam Ray; two great-great-grandchildren, Gage and Ava Cox; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2013 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.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Baptist Church.

Culver, Lavonne E.

May 16, 2013

Lavonne E. Culver, 88, passed away May 14, 2013, at a local health care facility. She was born on October 17, 1924, in Taylors Falls, MN, to Ted and Ruby Brown.

Lavonne attended the University of Missouri where she met and married her first husband Harold Hammer. Lavonne and Harold divorced, and she later married the love of her life, Harl Culver. Some of the happiest days of her life were spent on the farm with Harl just outside King City, Missouri.

Lavonne had many talents, including oil and water color painting, sewing, baking, creating stain glass pieces, knitting and gardening and even soloed in a Cessna 170. She loved flower gardening, particularly iris, and though she bred Australian shepherds, her cats were always her most cherished pets.

Surviving are sons John Hammer, Jim (Cathy) Hammer and daughter Karen (Rod) Quigley, all of St. Joseph. Also surviving are grandsons Jake Lindley (Frankie) of Lompoc, CA, and Grant Quigley of London, UK, and her beloved cat, Suki.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 16th at 1 pm at Wyatt Park Christian Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Wyatt Park Christian Church.

Fisher, Francis Joseph

May 16, 2013

Cameron, MO-Francis Joseph Fisher, 97, formerly of Clarksdale, MO, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at the Cameron VA Home.

Francis was born and raised in Clarksdale, MO. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard and served in the South Pacific during World War II, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Carroll.
He started the ship’s reunions that continued for 60 years.

Following the war, he lived in California where he met his wife, Whilamina Bolken, and his son, Mark was born. Later they divorced and he returned to Clarksdale to his family home where he farmed until retirement. He was a Catholic and enjoyed classical music, reading western novels and was very patriotic and loved his country.

He was a member of American Legion Post #359 and a life member of VFW #1668.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents, Paul J. and Anne G. (Pankau) Fisher, brothers, Bernard, William, Felix, Clemence, Vincent and James Fisher; sisters, Rose, Lucy, Gertrude, and Mary.

Survivors include his son Mark Fisher, Orange Park, FL; sister Genevieve Barker, San Diego, CA; nieces Florence (Earl) Sale, Marianne (Gary) Baptista, nephew, James (Marlene) Fisher and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Prayer Services 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Hurlingen, MO.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary’s Cemetery or to Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, MO.

A special thank you to the Missouri Veterans Home staff and the staff of Comfort Care Hospice for their extreme acts of care and kindness.

The Eagle has landed.

Gregory, Robert “Rob” Michael

May 16, 2013

Robert “Rob” Michael Gregory, 57, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Rob was born May 30, 1955 in St. Joseph to John D. and Genevieve (Reardon) Gregory. He was a graduate of Central High School.

Rob married Diana Sue Wilson on May 3, 1990 in St. Joseph, she survives of the home. He was an order filler for Ventura Foods and Mead Products.

Rob belonged to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and was a member of the Mead 25 year club.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wayne and Ricky Gregory.

Additional survivors include son, Mike (Keshia) Gregory; daughters, Heather (Milven)
Jenkins, Kasey (Joshua) Schmoe; six grandchildren, Kylee, Logan, Brookelyn, Clayton, Bryson, Dakota; brothers, Dan (Jean) Gregory, Mark Gregory, both of St. Joseph;
aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial service 1 pm, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening at our Chapel. Mr. Gregory has been cremated.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Our Lady of Guadalupe or American Cancer Society.

Swinchoski, Edwin F.

May 16, 2013

Edwin Francis Swinchoski, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at his home.

Edwin was born in St. Joseph on September 30, 1926. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and attended St. Joseph Junior College. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Margaret (Sloan) Swinchoski.; and brother, Albert Swinchoski.

His latest employment was at Nestle Company, from which he retired.

He married Dorothy L. McCurley on July 27, 1953, in St. Joseph and they were parents to five children. Dorothy survives of the home. Surviving children are Mike (Amanda) Swinchoski, Watertown, MA, Sharon (Glenn) Richey, St. Joseph, MO, Tim Swinchoski, St. Joseph, MO, Greg (Diana) Swinchoski, Plattsburgh, NY, Mark Swinchoski, Mountain View, CA; sister, Rosemary Hildebrand, Hilsdale, MI; numerous grandchildren, step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews..

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2013 at Horigan Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 3:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

The family suggests memorial donations to Hands of Hope Hospice or to St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Cole, Ed

May 13, 2013

Ed Cole, 82, Union Star, MO passed away Sunday, May 12, 2013 at a St. Joseph hospital.

Mr. Cole was born August 11, 1930 in Church Hill, Maryland. He worked as a mechanic for the railroad in California after serving in the Air Force during the Korean War.

He is survived by his companion Betty Muench and six children.

A private inurnment will be held at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas
Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel are in charge of the services.

Myers, Vicky Lynn

May 12, 2013

Vicky Lynn Myers, 56, Savannah, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Kansas University Medical Center.

Vicky was born December 16, 1956 to Dale W. and Lola (Beck) Liechti, Sr. in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she was raised. She graduated from Lafayette High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas University. Vicky also obtained a Masters degree in clinical social work from the University of Missouri.

Vicky married Rollin Myers on November 6, 1976, he survives of the home. They moved to Savannah in 2000.

Vicky was a Clinical Social Worker with Family Guidance Center and later worked at Northwest Health Services.

Vicky was a member of First Christian Church in Savannah and belonged to the National Association of Social Workers. She enjoyed working with people.

Vicky was preceded in death by her parents.

Additional survivors include daughter, Stacy, Savannah; son, Raleigh; granddaughter, Jami, both of the home; step-children, Cheryl Wolfe, Lansing, Kansas, Richard Myers,
Liberty, Missouri, Randy Myers, Galveston, Texas; brothers, Mark Liechti, Tonganoxie, Kansas, Dale W. Liechti, Jr., St. Joseph; aunts and uncles, Lee Liechti, Atchison, Kansas,
Julie Gerlien, Liberty; niece and nephew, Ashley Liechti and Brett Liechti.

Services 11am, Thursday at First Christian Church, Savannah, Missouri, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church. Inurnment will be in Savannah Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested for her children’s education fund.

Pickett, John David

May 11, 2013

John David Pickett, 55, St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Heartland Medical Center.

John was born on May 11, 1957 in St. Joseph, to Gilbert and Maxine Pickett.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maxine Pickett, and by his grandparents, Richie and Mamie Pickett and John and Clara Eden.

Survivors: father, Gilbert Pickett, St. Joseph; brother, Steve Pickett, St. Joseph; sisters: Nancy (Mort) Nelson, St. Joseph; Ruth Anne (Carl) Cox, Ashburn, Virginia; nieces and nephews: Dan Nelson, Kansas City; Kate Nelson (fiancé, Jonathan Lu), Toronto, Ontario; Carla (Britton) Formisano, McLean, Virginia; and Andrew Cox, Ashburn, Virginia; special caregivers and many friends.

John graduated from Central High School in 1975. He studied Construction Management at Missouri Western State College. In December 1978, an automobile accident left him a quadriplegic. Although he spent the rest of his days in a wheelchair, he did not let his disability define him. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

John was a member of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral Church. For many years, he worked part-time for Lawhon Construction Company, doing computer records.

John was the anchor of the Pickett family. He was the scheduler, finance manager, and record-keeper. He was cheerful and never complained. A man of many interests and talents, he enjoyed current events, history and investing. He used computers daily and helped others fix theirs. He had deep and lasting friendships with many people. He was especially close to his caregivers, including Ginnie Johnson and Arleen O’Banion, who were like members of his family.

Services: The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 a.m. at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel in St. Joseph. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 13, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Patee House Museum, PO Box 1022, St. Joseph 64502; InterServ, PO Box 4038, St. Joseph 64504; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Sipes, Betty Jean

May 10, 2013

Betty Jean Sipes, 61, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at her home.

Betty was born on May 9, 1952 in Savannah, Missouri to Guy and Dolores (Brundige) Edwards.

Betty was an avid reader and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Guy Edwards, Jr.

Surviving family includes daughters, Misty Reynolds, Michelle (Richard) Cordonnier, Lalena (David) Simpson, and Francesca (Jeremy Holland) Lamorie, all of St. Joseph; and son, Michael Sipes, St. Louis, Missouri; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial Service 5:00 PM Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Arlene May

May 9, 2013

Arlene May Miller, 92, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Arlene was born on July 15, 1920 in Towner, Colorado. She was a member of the Turning Point Church of the Nazarene since 1950, she worked in the Dietary Department for Missouri Methodist Hospital and volunteered at the soup kitchen.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Alfred Wood and Willard” Pete” Miller; one sister, Marie Weaver.

Survivors include her children Joan Rockelman- Taylor (Tom), Lara Neidel (Michael), twin sons, Dee Miller (Kim)Lee Miller (Sharon); eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 PM Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mrs. Miller will be cremated following the services. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening at our chapel.

In memory of Arlene, her family suggests memorials to the Turning Point Church of the Nazarene.

Kiefer, Albert Lee

May 7, 2013

Albert Lee Kiefer, 78, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Albert was born on November 11, 1934 in St. Joseph to Carl O. and Margaret T. (Siskey) Kiefer. He graduated from Central High School. Albert worked as a self-employed painter, and was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Albert was also preceded in death by his wife, Leslie Kiefer, parents, and brother, Carl Kiefer, Jr.

He is survived by one brother, Bill Kiefer; sister-in-law, Jo An Kiefer; two granddaughters, Christina McCabe and Leslie Balcazar de Martinez (Armando); one grandson, Danny Parker; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two nieces, Alisa Cox (Randy) and Erin French (Kevin); one nephew, Jimmy Kiefer.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Friday, May 10, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Mr. Kiefer has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Harding, Jeanne

May 6, 2013

Jeanne Harding, 56, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Friday, May 3, 2013, at her
home.

Jeanne was born in Creston, Iowa, on September 16, 1956, to Ronald and Caren (Simmons) Wolverton. She attended grades K to 12 at Sheridan, MO, graduating as Class Valedictorian. She earned her LPN degree in 1977 from Iowa Western College. She received her Associates Degree RN from the University of New York in 1993. She ended her career as Unit Care Coordinator at Living Community of St. Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Jeanne married Jerry Harding in June, 1995 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. He survives of the home. She is also survived by three sons, Bradley Ogden, Clint (Abrianne) Harding,
and Cory (Hannah) Harding, all of St. Joseph, MO; three grandchildren; mother & step-father, Caren (Marvin) Ebling; sister, Carla (Larry) Vore, Pickering, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Interment will be held at Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army.

Johnson, Sr., William Ray “Bill”

May 2, 2013

William Ray “Bill” Johnson, Sr., 80, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at his home.

Bill was born on June 19, 1932 in Monroe County, Iowa to Ernfred and Mabel (Hazlett) Johnson. He graduated from Albia High School in Albia, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Navy for 5 years during the Korean War, where he served on the USS Kearsage for 3 and a half years. Bill worked for Shamrad Metal Fabrication as a truck driver from which he retired, and then worked for Heartland Regional Medical Center as a Lab Courier.

He married Clara Karguth on April 9, 1956 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

Bill was a member of the Boy Scouts, the Tribe of Mic-O-Say and Boiler’s Maker Union.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Marie Van Dorin, Wilma Smiley and Evelyn Allison.

Additional surviving family includes son, William R. “Chip” Johnson, Jr., of St. Joseph; daughters, Terri DeWitt, Liberty, MO; Denise Karr and Kelly Gill, both of St. Joseph; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Leo Van Dorin, Bloomsfield, Iowa; and sister-in-law, Eddie Shepherd, of St. Joseph.

Services 10:00 AM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 4:30 PM Thursday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

Prescher, Betty Jean

May 2, 2013

Betty Jean Prescher, 87, of Agency, MO passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at her home.

Betty was born on December 2, 1925 to Cyrus and Rhoda (Graham) Kline. She was a lifelong resident of Agency, and graduated from Agency High School. She was a homemaker and dearly loved her family and friends.

Betty was a lifelong member of Agency Christian Church and a member of the Agency Extension Club.

She married Walter E. “Gene” Prescher on September 20, 1944 in Agency. He preceded her in death in 2003.

Betty was also preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Zachary Eugene Prescher, brothers, Max and Charles Kline, and sister, Mary Lois Slate.

Surviving family includes one daughter, Jeanette (Jess) Johnson, of Kanab, Utah; two sons, Ralph (Olenka) Prescher, and Ray (Sandy) Prescher, both of Agency, Missouri; grandchildren, Leigh Ann (Matt) Hight, Lynette Cihacek, Dr. Deetra (Adam) Ford, Ezra Prescher, Ethan Prescher and Cy (Collette) Johnson: five great-grandchildren, Lana and Leigha Cihacek, Mattison Hight, Davin and Lily Ford.

Services 9:00 AM Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Agency Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 AM Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Agency Christian Church.

Cruzen, Carol Ann

May 2, 2013

Carol Ann Cruzen, 67, Weston, MO; passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at St. Luke’s Northland in Kansas City, Missouri.
Carol was born on September 24, 1945 to Michael and Mary (Rano) Guerra, in Worcester, MA, where she was raised and was a graduate of Venerini Academy.
Mrs. Cruzen was a Credential Coordinating Supervisor for the VA Hospital in Leavenworth, KS for over 20 years. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Weston, MO.
Carol married Robert Cruzen on September 6, 1970. He survives of the home.
Additional survivors include daughters, Andrea (Robert) Allen, Platte City, MO; Cassandra (Bill) Bledsoe, Edgerton, MO; Anastasia (Joe) Mashburn, Barstow, CA and Deirdre Cruzen, Kansas City, MO; 5 grandchildren and 3 sisters, Anna Fennuccio, West Boyston, MA; Rita Favulli, Falmouth, MA and Judy Quinn, Manchester, Conn.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Tom and Anthony Guerra and a sister, Francis.
Mrs. Cruzen has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mass of Memorialization 10:00 AM Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Weston, MO.
Memorial donations may be made to Venerini Academy.

Johnston, Reginald G.

April 29, 2013

Reginald G. Johnston, 69, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Reggie was born on June 8, 1943, in Richmond, MO to Guy and Ruby (Frazier) Johnston.
He was a graduate of Central High School in 1961, attended St. Joseph Junior College and Washburn University. Reggie married Carol Morgan at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church on June 20, 1964. She preceded him in death.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He took over operating Guy Johnston Furnace Company from his father and managed the business until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Reggie was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving family includes his children, Matthew (Jane), Margaret and Reggie and 6 grandchildren.

A private prayer service will be held. There will be no visitation, but a registry book will be available for signing at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

Clark, Dessa Faye

April 26, 2013

Dessa Faye Clark, 94, of Easton, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013.

Dessa was born on November 8, 1918 in Easton to Joseph and Rosettie (Amos) Dreyer.

She was 1 of 11 children, all who preceded her in death.

She was united in marriage to William Jackson Clark, Jr., who survives.

From this union they had one son, William Dennis (Jeanine) Clark; grandson, Brian (Melissa Clark, granddaughter, Denice (Andre’) Hudson and several nieces and nephews.

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

Private Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Delaney, Dorothy M. (Parrish)

April 25, 2013

Dorothy M. (Parrish) Delaney, 87, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Dorothy was born on May 17, 1925 in St. Joseph to Charley and Minnie (Karrle) Parrish. She graduated from Benton High School and worked at St. Joseph Power & Light as a switchboard operator and retired in 1987.

She married William Pius Delaney, Jr. He preceded her in death January 15, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Kenneth Parrish and Thelma Ruse.

Surviving family includes sons, Mike and Cindy Delaney, of St. Joseph; David and Gayle Delaney, of Gower; and Greg and Mary Delaney, of St. Joseph; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, sisters, Norma Bonham, of Savannah, Erma Brinton, of Gower; and Rose Tritten, Oklahoma City.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 PM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:30 pm Friday evening.

Rosary 6:30 PM Friday, April 26, 2013 at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Knapp, Doris D.

April 24, 2013

Doris D. Knapp, 88, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, April 22, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Doris was born on October 17, 1924, in St. Joseph to Frank and Flora (Robison) Ward. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and a member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for several years

She married Frank Knapp on August 28, 1965 in St. Joseph. He passed away on September 23, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and sisters, and three grandchildren.

Doris is survived by her children, Mike Knapp (Zulima), Fred Knapp, Sharon Joswick (Ray), all of St. Joseph, MO, Cheryl Stewart (Dave), Leesville, LA, Debby Comstock (Rocky), Fillmore, MO, Sandy Polsky (Bruce), Savannah, MO and Cindy Whitlock (Steve), Jefferson City, MO; four grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Wednesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice or to American Cancer Society.

Hickok, Raymond C.

April 21, 2013

Raymond C. Hickok, 68, of Cosby, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Raymond was born on February 11, 1945 in St. Joseph to Raymond C and Edith (Singleton) Hickok, Sr.

Raymond graduated from Missouri Western with an Associate Degree and then served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, then served for the Missouri Air National Guard where he was a Chief Master Sergeant. He was a member of the American Legion Post 359, VFW 6760, the 139th AW Retiree Group, and Hope United Church of Christ.

Raymond married Donna K. Hobson on September 2, 1966 in St. Joseph.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving family includes wife, Donna Hickok, of the home, sons, Gary D. (Erin) Hickok, Country Club Village; David E. (Melanie) Hickok, of St. Joseph; granddaughters, Kiley A. Hickok, Kansas City, Missouri; and Jordyn E. Hickok, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Memorial Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Inurnment Leavenworth National 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.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hope United Church of Christ, Hands of Hope Hospice or Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Combs, Jr. Raymond

April 19, 2013

Raymond Combs, Jr., 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Born May 26, 1925, in St. Joseph to Blanche (Cline) and Raymond Combs, Sr., he was a 1943 graduate of Central High School and a member of Wesley United Methodist
Church; retired Firefighters Association; and was a founding member of the St. Joseph Fire Museum.

In 1943, Raymond joined the US Army. He took his training in Camp Barkley, Texas, He participated in the invasions of the Phillipines (Leyte) and Okinawa Japan around 1944.

He married Doris J. Walters on September 16, 1949, in St. Joseph. He became a firefighter for the City of St. Joseph in 1947 and retiring in 1974. He also was employed by the State Hospital in the maintenance department for fourteen years.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; wife Doris; and brothers Robert “Bob” Combs and Charles “Chuck” Combs.

Survivors include his children, Paul Dean and Roger Joseph Combs (Carleen) and Nancy Owens (Mike) all of St. Joseph, MO; and companion, Evelyn Armes, Elwood, KS; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Service 10:00 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church or for maintenance of the St. Joseph Fire Museum.

Cortner, Larry Clyde

April 19, 2013

Larry Clyde Cortner, 74, St. Joseph, MO, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer.

Larry was born on January 6, 1939, in Sheridan, Missouri to Weldon and Audra (Kobbe) Cortner. He served in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Tech Sergeant, after 21 years of service. During his military career, he was a professional pitcher for the Air Force, traveling to numerous countries. He then worked a civil service position for the Leavenworth Commissary. He enjoyed golf and bowling.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gary Cortner and one sister, Ramona Downing.

Survivors include his brother, Haldane Cortner, St. Joseph, MO; sisters, Guelda Bryan, Dalzell, SC, Kay Cortner, Sue Atkinson and Pam Bushong, all of St. Joseph, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Cortner has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Although, there will be no visitation or services, a registry book will be available for signing at the funeral home. Inurnment at Sparta Cemetery at a later date.

Evans, Addah Lee

April 19, 2013

Addah Lee Evans, 67, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on April 18, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Addah Lee was born in St. Joseph, MO on February 20, 1946, to Gerald and Alma (Davis) Shineman. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School and was a homemaker. She married John Herbert Evans, Sr. on May 1, 1970. John died on July 21, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son Jordan Evans and wife Angela; half-sister, Geraldine Seymer and two grandchildren, Derek and Brianna.

Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden
Chapel. Inurnment Fillmore Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m. Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The family suggest memorial contributions to American Cancer Society.

Sollars, Sr. Jerry E.

April 19, 2013

Craig, MO – Jerry Edward Sollars, Sr., 77, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his residence.

Jerry was born on March 25, 1936, in St. Joseph, MO, to Gilbert and Jenny Mae (McNair) Sollars. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Craig Sollars; brothers: George, David and Richard Sollars; and son-in-law, Danny Erickson.

Jerry married Betty Jean Banks on April 10, 1953, in St. Joseph. He worked for Westab and later for Manley Popcorn Plant. His grandchildren enjoyed the time he gave to them, fishing, mushroom hunting and ice skating.

Survivors include his wife of sixty years, Betty Sollars, of the home; children, Vickie Broermann (Dave), Tim Sollars (Connie), Suzan Laur (Dave) and Jerry Sollars, Jr. (Paula); brother, Jack Sollars; sister, Virginia Sellers; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel. No services will be held.

Hurst, Robert

April 17, 2013

Robert Hurst, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at his home.

Robert was born and raised in Atchison, Kansas and worked for Bromley & Sons Quarry in Atchison, where he retired after 38 years. He was also a member of the St. Marks Lutheran Church of Atchison. His first wife, Frances Hurst, preceded him in death. He married Beatrice Hurst in September of 1974 in Atchison. She survives of the home.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Additional surviving family includes son, Charles Hurst, of Fort Worth, Texas; step-sons, Jimmy Cheek, Jr., Robert Cheek and Allen Cheek, all of California; Michael Cheek, of Telephone, Texas; and Phillip Cheek, Pattonsburg, MO; step-daughter, Sherryl Neuforth, Plattsburg, MO; 3 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren, brothers, David & Charles Hurst, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 PM Saturday evening, April 20, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Mr. Hurst will be cremated following the visitation.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

Rickel, Tommie E.

April 16, 2013

Tommie E. Rickel, 66, St. Joseph, MO, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Saturday, April 13, 2013, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Tommie was born on December 3, 1946, in St. Joseph, to William A. and Gladys O. (Rice) Rickel. His career was in wholesale and retail grocery, most recently St. Joe Prime Meat.

He was a member of Charity Lodge for ten years, Moila Shrine Temple and a Foundation Member of St. Joseph Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Velma Fisher and Mary Swanson.

Tommie is survived by his wife, Cheryl Rickel, of the home; children, Victoria (William) Criswell, Alamo, CA, Thomas Tospon (Amanda) Rickel, St. Joseph, MO, Shara (Ryan) Redshaw, Kansas City, MO and Russell Hill, Sioux City, IA; grandchildren, William, Carson and Tyler Criswell and Dominic; brothers, Tracy, Ronnie, Willie, and Kookie Rickel; and sisters, Arlene Buser, Elladean Sutton, Cheryl Cattan, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his loving cat, Heisman.

Tommie’s Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Grace Evangelical Church, 5103 South 50th (FF Hwy.). The family will not be present for the visitation. Those wanting to pay their respect, may come between 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. at the Church. The family requests a private entombment following the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of his grandson, Tyler Criswell, to Charge Syndrome Foundation, 141 Middle Neck Road, Sandy Point, NY 11050. www.chargesyndrome.org.

Weber, Millie M.

April 16, 2013

Millie M. Weber, 93, St. Joseph, MO, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Millie was born in St. Joseph on June 12, 1919, to James and Mildred (Miljavac) Gomeck. She was of the Catholic faith. She attended St. James School and was a former member of St. James Alter Society. She was a homemaker and cared for her children. During the war years, she had worked at Drover’s & Merchants Bank.

Millie married Rudolph Carl Weber on June 21, 1941. He passed away on December 12, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her son, Jim Weber in 1980; her parents; brothers, Jim, Mike and Joe Gomeck; and sisters, Ann Gallus and Mary Helen Hitch.

Survivors include her children, Mark Weber, St. Joseph, MO, Janis Weber, Denver, CO, and Robert (Tina) Weber, Portland, OR and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Horigan Chapel.
Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Kerns, Frances E.

April 11, 2013

Frances E. Kerns, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Frances was born in Industrial City, MO on May 15, 1923, to Charles and Stella (Arnold) Fraser. She married Ralph O. Kerns Sr., on September 30, 1941, in St. Joseph. She was a homemaker, loved cooking, gardening and her family. Family was always number one.
Frances was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church and Green Valley Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Ralph; her parents; seven brothers; three sisters and great-grandson Allen Dale.

Frances is survived by six children, Lois Punzo (Dennis), Sharon Townsend (Michael Higbe), Ralph Kerns Jr. (Donna), Gary “Doc” Kerns (Cindy Nicks), Vickie Morgan (Mike) and Rocky Kerns (Ann); nineteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 PM Monday, April 15, 2013 at Green Valley Baptist Church. Burial at Kerns-Freeman Cemetery, Hemple, MO.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel until 4:00 p.m. She will be removed from our Chapel to arrive at Green Valley Baptist Church where the family will receive friends 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

The family suggests memorials to AseraCare Hospice of Savannah.

Lammers, Millie

April 9, 2013

Millie Lammers, 71, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013 at her home.

Millie was born on June 19, 1941 in Tipton, Missouri to Joseph Michael and Mabel Helen (Wolf) Schuster. She graduated from Tipton High School and received an Associates Degree from
Missouri Western State University.

She married Roy W. Lammers, Jr. on October 24, 1959. He preceded her in death on September 27, 2000. She was also preceded by her parents; brother, Walter Schuster; half-brother, Wayne Schuster.

Millie was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Ladies of Charity and Altar
Society. She also belonged to Red Hats, Compass Club, Welcome Wagon and enjoyed
playing bridge and mahjong.

Survivors include daughter, Karen (Alan) Bruning; son, Gregory (Audrey) Lammers; Kathy (Brian) Gammon; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Schuster; and three
step-siblings.

Mass of Christian Burial 10 am, Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Graveside Services 4 pm, Thursday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilot Grove, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Parish Rosary 7:30 pm, Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Hubbard, Mace Charleton

April 9, 2013

Mace Charleton Hubbard, 15, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mace was born August 8, 1997 in St. Joseph to Carl and Kelly (Mace) Hubbard.

Mace was preceded in death by his father and sister, Jessy Rocksan Hubbard.

Survivors include his mother; brothers, Travis and Dustin Hubbard; and grandmother,
Myrna Givens, St. Joseph.

Mace touched the lives of many people in the community.

Mace has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith &
Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services at our Chapel, however
a register book will be available to sign.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the funeral home to help defray
final expenses.

Sutton, Jr., Jake

April 8, 2013

Jake Sutton, Jr., 61, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday April 7, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jake was born on February 19, 1952 in Canton, Mississippi to Jake and Annie Lee (Jackson) Sutton, Sr. He graduated from Rogers High School in Canton, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi

He worked for Mead for 25 years as a forklift operator, and then went to work for Sara Lee as a Truck Hostler. He married Carolyn Garner on October 4, 1975 in Sataria, Mississippi. She survives of the home. Jake was a member of the Tes Tram Club and the 25 year club at Mead.

Jake was preceded in death by his father and daughter, Jameelah Monique Sutton.

Additional surviving family includes sons, Michael and Marcus (Kaitlin Bunse) Sutton, both of St. Joseph; brothers, Frank Jerome, Kansas City, Missouri; John and Albert Jacobs, both of Emporia, Kansas; sisters, Vera Sutton-Sellers, Kansas City, Missouri; Lisa Sutton, Emporia, Kansas; and Sharon Sutton, Overland Park, Kansas; mother, Annie Lee Sutton, Kansas City, Missouri; mother-in-law, Lula Garner, Mississippi; brother-in-laws, Larry Garner and Calvin (Rachel) Garner, Sataria, Mississippi; Clifton (Maye) Garner, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; sister-in-laws, Emily and Mary Garner, both of Chicago; and Sonji (Clayton) Foster, Greenwood, Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 PM Friday, April 12, 2013 at Green Valley Baptist Church.
Interment Ashland Cemetery

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Tes Tram Club and Green Valley Baptist Church.

Plymell, William H.

April 8, 2013

William Hedrick Plymell, 93, passed away April 4, 2013, at Cameron Nursing & Rehab.
Bill was born November 27, 1919, to John William and EmmaLu (Black) Plymell, Northwest of Weatherby, MO. At the age of 5 his father died, and he and his mother moved to Cameron, MO. It was there that he met the love of his life, Mary Whitten. They enjoyed 69 years of life together. They were married 5 days before he entered the US Army. He served his country from 1942-1945. While in the service he received 2 bronze stars, a good conduct medal, and a purple heart.

Bill worked 20 years for the Railroad, and 20 years as building Engineer for the Muelbach Hotel in Kansas City, retiring in 1988.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, 3 older brothers and a sister. He is survived by a host of friends.

By his request, the body has been cremated and there will not be a funeral service. Friends may sign the book at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

McLean, Melvin K.

April 8, 2013

Melvin K. McLean, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home.

Melvin was born on March 18, 1923 in Clifton Hill, Missouri to Joseph and Lucille (Burton) McLean. They preceded him in death. Melvin received his Bachelor’s Degree from University of Missouri and served in the United States Army during World War II.

Melvin was Past President of the Downtown Rotary club and was a member of the Wyatt Park Christian Church, where he was a past Elder and Deacon.

He married Kathleen N. Ballew in 1944. She survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes son, Kirt McLean, of Kansas City, Missouri; daughter, Cynthia Schrader, Mission, Kansas and 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial service 10:30 AM Thursday, April 11, 2013 at Wyatt Park Christian Church.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at our chapel.

Curran, Raymond V.

April 8, 2013

Raymond Vincent Curran, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at his home.

He was born on January 23, 1929 to Frank and Minnie Curran.

He married Shirley Ann (Coker) on August 14, 1950. He served in the Army and is a veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Quaker Oats after over 40 years of service. He also farmed and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Joseph, Francis and Thomas; and sisters, Agnes Curran and Mary Bachman.

Surviviors include his wife, daughters, Kathy (Bill) Kountz, Debbie Molinaro, Jeanne Burchett, Connie (Mike) Whitmore, Lisa (Todd) Hazelwood; son, Brian (Tammy) and sister, Gertrude Lindsay, grandchildren: Bill (Sheena) Daniel (Ashley) and Jonathan Kountz; Jill (Everett) Chandler and Carly (Richard) Torres; Mitchell, Miles and Madison Curran; Andrew, Alex and Aryn Whitmore and Stone Hazelwood; 9 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

Prayer Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Rosary 6:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Coon, Sr., George

April 7, 2013

George Coon, Sr., 72, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

George was born and raised in St. Joseph. He married Elenor Caw on January 14, 1962. George worked as a welder and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jenny Williams and daughter Theresa Green.

Surviving family includes, wife, Elenor Coon, of the home, daughter, Dorothy (Mark) Bullimore,
son, George (Pam) Coon, Jr. daughter, Darling Coon, daughter, Eunice Angold all from St. Joseph Grandchildren: Charlie (Carol) Harris, Michael (Erin) Harris, Bo (Amanda) Jones, Phallin (Jeremy) Ward, Josh Coon and Aaron Coon Great-Grandchildren, Trenton Harris, Elissa Grandpre, Mason Jones and Braydon Jones.

Services1:00 PM Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Wednesday where the family will receive friends and family from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday at the Chapel.

Hurst, Dorothy Caroline

April 7, 2013

Dorothy Caroline Hurst, 91, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Dorothy was born on September 18, 1921 in Havelock, Nebraska and moved to St. Joseph in 1927. Dorothy was a member of Francis Street First United Methodist Church. She graduated from Central High School, then worked in the family grocery, Hurst Market in South Park.

Dorothy worked 22 1/2 years for the YWCA, first as secretary, then as administrative assistant.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 5 sisters.

Keeping her love in their hearts are her nephew, William Hammond, her niece, Beth Schreck, great-nieces and nephews, great-great niece, Karli and loving friends Dan Brauneis and family.

Dorothy’s funeral service will be held today, April 8, at 11:00 AM at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Dr. Susan Ventura will be officiating.

Guests will be greeted from 10:00 AM.

Dorothy will be missed here on earth while she is in heaven.

Burks, Sue

April 7, 2013

Sue Burks, 60, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at LaVerna Village in Savannah.

Sue was born on August 12, 1952 in Grass Valley, California before moving to St. Joseph where she graduated from Benton High School. She had worked at Kovac’s Grocery Store before her health declined. She was also a member of the Ambassador of Faith Christian Center

She married Dennis Burks, Sr. on August 10, 1985 in St. Joseph he survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth (Boffman) Caton, sister, Donna Meade and brother, Bobby Gene Caton.

Additional surviving family includes daughter, Dora Meers; sons, Kevin (Brandy) Meers, and Dennis (Jaymie) Burks, Jr., 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Lee (Dorothy) Caton and Jerry (Ellen) Caton, 3 sisters, Peggy (Joe) Bravo, Karen (John) Bravo and Kathie (Steve) Thomason; brother-in-laws, Gary Meade, Terry (Robyn) Burks, sister-in-law, Shelly (Sean) Aebersold and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Celebration of Life 10:00 AM Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Ambassador of Faith Christian Center, 314 West Valley Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64504.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

Pfleiderer, Brent D.

April 6, 2013

Brent D. Pfleiderer, 53, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his home.

Brent was born on September 21, 1959 in St. Joseph to Lloyd F. and Charlene (Martin) Pfleiderer and graduated from Savannah High School

Brent was a member of the Local #110 Carpenters. He was of the Baptist faith. He worked as a journeyman carpenter for the JE Dunn Construction Company.

He married Pamela “Pam” Bennett on February 21, 2004 at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Union Star, MO

Surviving family includes wife, Pam Pfleiderer, of the home, son, Kody Pfleiderer and step-son, Ivan Cooley, both of St. Joseph; grandchild, Mylee Pfleiderer; parents, Lloyd and Charlene Pfleiderer, siblings, Greg (Cynthia) Pfleiderer, of Deepweater, Missouri; Rod (Tanya) Pfleiderer, West Palm Beach,Florida; Bart Pfleiderer, and Cynthia Pfleiderer, both of St. Joseph. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Talon Pfleiderer

Mr. Pfleiderer has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A Memorial Service will be held a later date.

There will be no visitation or services, a register book will be available at our chapel.

Johnson, Effie

April 2, 2013

Effie Lavon Johnson, 78, of St. Joseph passed away Monday, April 1, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Effie was born on May 11, 1934 in St. Joseph to John Miles and Mary Alice (Jones) Wilson. She graduated from Benton High School and attended Business College. She married Harry Edwin Johnson on December 4, 1953 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

She worked in Advertising at Affiliated Foods, Inc., from where she retired. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Effie was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters.

Additional survivors besides her husband, include daughter, Jennifer (Gary) Bowland, Savannah; sons, Steven (Cathy) Johnson, Clarksdale; Mark (Cathy) Johnson, of Littleton, Colorado; grandchildren, Tina, Jackie, Jamie, Brian, Kyle, Meaghan and Katie; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Taylor, Cody, Kalyn, Kealy, and Emma; 3 sisters, Clara, Mary Ann and Glenda; brothers, John, Jim and Lonnie; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services 10:00 AM Friday, April 5, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, in Savannah, Missouri.
Interment Savannah Cemetery.

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

Kump, Ferrell Z.

April 2, 2013

Ferrell Z. Kump, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at his home.

Ferrell was born in Rupert, Idaho on May 5, 1934 to Dean Emerson and Edna (Gibson) Kump. He earned his BS from Brigham Young and MS & Doctorate at Utah State College. He married Eileen Gibbons on June 20, 1963 at the LDS Temple, Logan Utah.

He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints and had gone on an LDS Mission to South Africa and later, he and his wife had gone to Samoa on a mission. Ferrell was employed as a teacher at MWSC in St. Joseph, retiring after 25 years service.

Ferrell was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dwayne and Mac and a sister, Lola Kump.

Survivors include his wife Eileen of the home; children, Charlotte (Jeff) Haskins, Two Rivers, WI, Rodney Dean (Heidi) Kump, Kennewick, WA, Nancy (Jerry) Carter, Reno, NV and Amy Nagle, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Morgan, Mason, Ashley, Emily, Erin, Sarah, Rachel, Camille and Elizabeth; brother, Robert Kump, Rupert, ID and two sisters,
Roma Grow, Federal Way, WA and Carolyn Foster, Magna, UT.

Services 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the LDS Church under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, There will be a short visitation prior to the service. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

Williams, Alan

April 2, 2013

Alan Williams, 53, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home.

Alan was born in St. Joseph on November 14, 1959 to Roy Dale and Mary Noreen (Roberts) Williams. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He enjoyed playing Little League and softball. He liked camping, fishing and his animal friends. He will be sadly missed by his pet Buster

Alan worked at Sara Lee from which he retired due to illness. He married Deborah “Sue” Bestwick on November 12, 1999, in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include his mother, Mary Williams; brother, Brian (Robin) Williams; half-brother, William Beckett, all of St. Joseph, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank his brother-in-law, Edward Bestwick for all his help and care during Alan’s illness.

Alan was preceded in death by his father, Dale Williams.

Mr. Williams has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Celebration of Life beginning at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2013 at American Tavern on North Third, in St. Joseph, MO. There will be no visitation at the Chapel, but a register book will be available for signing.

Memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society for Cancer Research.

Hallowell, Sara Marie

March 29, 2013

Sara Marie Hallowell, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Sara was born on January 14, 1927 in Cedar Creek, Nebraska to Horace Geoffrey and Louise Agnes (Barwick) Penton.

She was a woman of many talents. She was the owner and operator of the Dew Drop Inn, was a school bus driver, and worked for the newspaper. Sara was a member of the College United Methodist Church in Manhattan, Kansas, the Sweet Adeline’s’ and the Uptown Band.

Sara was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Donald, Joseph and Robert Penton, and sister, Nadine Young.

Surviving family includes, children, Robert (Mari) Hallowell, of St. Joseph; Dennis (Debbie) Hallowell, also of St. Joseph, Kent Hallowell, (companion Madonna Limberg), St. Louis; Ron (Leanne) Hallowell, St. Joseph; Marilee (Scott) Durbin, Las Vegas; Jeff (Deb) Hallowell, Olathe, Kansas; and Shawn (Kelly) Hallowell, Manhattan, Kansas; sisters, Betty Rothenstein, of Savannah; Eunice Neumeyer, Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho; and June Irvin, Bedford, Iowa; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Memorial Services 3:00 PM Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 PM Monday, prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Manhattan Senior Center or Manhattan Arts Center.

Lyles, Harold “Butch” Sanford

March 29, 2013

Harold “Butch” Lyles, 61, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013.

Harold was born December 30, 1951 in Saint Louis, Missouri to Floyd and Mabel (Russell) Lyles.

He was a Christian.

Harold was preceded in death by parents; son, Kevin Lyles; and grandson, Matthew Ren.

Survivors include his girlfriend, Darlene Walker; daughter, Heather Ren; sons, Shawn and Brandon Lyles; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild; sisters, Sharon and Judy; brother, Dennis.

Mr. Lyles has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

Knechtenhofer, Robert Steven “Steve”

March 29, 2013

Robert Steven “Steve” Knechtenhofer, 56, Washburn, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 12, 2013 in his home.

Steve was born April 25, 1956 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Bob and Beverly (Peek) Knechtenhofer.

Survivors include parents; son, Erien Lee (Kerri) Knechtenhofer, Savannah, Missouri; loving companion, Debi Harville, Washburn; brothers, Donald (Karin), Saint Joseph, John (Glenda), Cosby, Missouri; sister, Jan (Doug) Dougherty, Saint Joseph; grandchildren, Bree, Aiden; and many other relatives and friends.

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Steve grew up and graduated high school in Savannah. He was a member of First Christian Church of Savannah. Steve worked as an electrician for 25 years.

Steve enjoyed cooking, entertaining and fishing. He loved all animals, especially his beloved dog, Bella. Steve also loved spending time with his companion, Deb, his family and friends.

Steve was truly a gentleman, very artistic and creative.

Memorial services 3 pm, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 pm Saturday at our Chapel.

Simpson, Virgil D.

March 28, 2013

Virgil D. Simpson, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at his home.

Virgil was born on June 10, 1935 in Savannah, Missouri to Marion and Beulah Simpson.

He graduated from Pickett High School and attended the University of Mexico. Virgil served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated Simpsons Ornamental Iron. He was a member of the Green Valley Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, member of Charity Zeredetha #189 and King Hill Lodge #276.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He married Ann M. Hall on August 21, 1971 in St. Joseph, She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include, one daughter, Jennifer Roberson; three sons, Christopher; David, and Terry Simpson; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one sister, Patty Jo Woodruff.

Services 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Green Valley Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 9am Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to Green Valley Baptist Church.

Hall, Lucille Anna (Lay)

March 28, 2013

Lucille Anna (Lay) Hall, 91, St. Joseph, MO, passed away at Heartland Regional Medical Center on March 26, 2013. She was surrounded with love at her passing.

Lucille was born on September 25, 1921 in Hope, Kansas, and was a devoted Christian. She loved the older country music, taking tour buses to casinos and most of all loved watching her son and grandson drag race in Osborn.

She was married to Harry Watson Sr. in 1945 and had two sons, Harry Jr. and Danny. They were later divorced. She married Ogden Hall in 1963 and moved to Billings, Montana with her son, Danny. Ogden Hall passed away in 1987 and Lucille moved back to St. Joseph, MO in 1993. Lucille worked as a waitress in St. Joseph and in Kansas and she and Ogden owned a bar in Richmond, MO.

She was preceded in death by her son, Harry Watson, Jr.; a grandson, Danny Watson, Jr., a niece, Brenda Lay Blackburn, her parents, George and Cora (Kruse) Lay, and three brothers, Earl, Leslie and Wayne Lay.

Lucille is survived by a son, Danny Watson Sr. (Gloria), grandson, Jody, brother, Donald Lay, sister-in-law Pat Lay, 2 great-grandchildren, Danni Lynn and Skylar and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 3:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Blakely Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial donations in memory of Lucille in care of the Funeral Home.

Pointer, Cindy A.

March 23, 2013

Cindy A. Pointer, 58, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Cindy was born in Camden Point, Missouri, on September 1, 1954. She was a graduate of North Platte High School and attended business college. She married John Pointer on July 23, 1986, in St. Joseph. She worked as a manager for a real estate agency. She loved working in her yard, camping and fishing. She also enjoyed spending time with her family and pets.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Robin; parents, Alvin and Ruth (Taylor) Ballard; and two brothers, Richard and David.

Cindy is survived by her husband, John Pointer of the home; sisters, Vernetta, Opal, Louise and Joyce (Larry); brothers, Elbert Aytch (Marilyn), Tommy (Ann), Everett and Dwight (Doris) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Ashland Cemetery.

Visitation after 9:00 Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Humane Society.

Green, Ramsee Lanae

March 21, 2013

Ramsee Lanae Green, 9, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical center.
Ramsee was born on May 7, 2003 in Kansas City, Missouri to Shawn and Pamela Green. Ramsee loved everyone unconditionally and always had a smile. She was previously a student at Helen Davis and United Cerebral Palsy and received home bound services thru Mid Buchanan.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandma, Deatra Ellis.
Ramsee is survived by her parents; two sisters, Andrea and Lindsey; three nieces, Delilah, Sophia Snider and Brylynn Green; one nephew, Remington Snider; maternal grandfather, Donnie Ellis; paternal grandparents, Galen and Diane Streeter; paternal great-grandma Jewell Hyder; paternal great-grandpa, Glen Cox; Aunts, Rose Ellis and Sandee Ellis; Uncles, Donnie Ellis, Jr. and wife Laura, Danny Ellis and Kenny Green and wife Sara and numerous cousins.
Services 3pm Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Zaroor, Joseph G.

March 20, 2013

Joseph G. Zaroor, 95, of St. Joseph, passed away March 19, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Joseph was a life long resident of St. Joseph, born on November 23, 1917 to George and Sarah (Zatha) Zaroor. They preceded him in death. He attended St. Joseph Cathedral and Christian Brothers High School. He served in the Pacific Theatre for five years in the 1st Infantry 3rd Battalion, M. Company 6th Division. He was awarded several citations; among them were the Bronze Medal and the Purple Heart.

He returned to St. Joseph after serving his country and married Mary Jane “Janey” Waris Zaney on May 22, 1946 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She preceded him in death, September 3, 2004.

He began his lifelong career as owner and operator of Nick’s Cleaners. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and also belonged to the Holy Name Society. Mr. Zaroor was also lifelong member of Post # 359, and enjoyed bowling, playing and coaching softball and visiting his children and grandchildren.

Surviving family includes daughter, Mary Jo Lindsey, of St. Joseph; sons, Phillip (Rhita) Zaroor, of Harrisonville; Daniel (Donna) Zaroor, of Gower; and Christopher (Debbie) Zaroor, of Kansas City, MO; 13 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday evening.

A Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM Friday at our chapel.

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

Gleaves, Frances M.

March 20, 2013

Frances M. Gleaves, 75, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Frances was born on June 25, 1937 in Helena, Missouri to Harold and Mable (Chambers) Walker. She graduated from Union Star High School and completed 2 years of college.

She married John E. Gleaves on August 16, 1959. He survives of the home.
She worked at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Day Care and at Little Angels Daycare.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Karen Marie, infant son, and brother, Glenn Walker.

Additional surviving family includes son, Roger (Tammy) Gleaves, grandson, Matthew Gleaves, all of St. Joseph; brothers, Lloyd (Linda) Walker, of Maysville, Missouri; Robert (Janice) Walker, Jefferson City, Missouri; sister, Alice (David) Bonnett, of St. Joseph; sister-in-law, Crystal Heinrichs, Easton, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Saxton’s Riverside Care Center and a special thank you to the staff on “the150 Hall” and Kendallwood Hospice.

Services 11:00 AM Friday, March 22, 2013 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 AM 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 the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Manion, Sr., Edward

March 19, 2013

Edward Manion, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at his home.

Edward was born on September 18, 1924 in Pittsburg, Kansas to James and Tamar (Heatherington) Manion.

He married Bernice Baron on April 18, 1945 in Key West, Florida. She survives of the home.

Edward served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later worked as District Manager for the Gas Service Company in St. Joseph, Missouri. He was also a member of the Masons, Charity –Zeredatha Lodge #189, and past member of the Rotary Club and Optimist Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Sharon K. Manion, 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Additional surviving family includes sons, Edward Manion, Jr., of Dearborn, Missouri; Richard Manion, Meridan, Kansas; daughter, Laura Coker, Smithville, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services 2:00 PM Friday, March 22, 2013at Mount Olive Cemetery in Pittsburg, Kansas under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Comfort of Home Health Care, 624 Edmond, St. Joseph, MO 64501 or Kendallwood Hospice, 443 South Belt Hwy, St. Joseph, MO 64506.

Flora, Mary Gladys (Fisher)

March 19, 2013

Mary Gladys (Fisher) Flora, 98, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Monday,
March 18, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Gladys was born November 15, 1914 near Sheridan, Missouri, to John William
and Gracie Fern (New) Fisher. She was raised on a farm near Sheridan and attended Star of the West Grade School, graduating in 1932 from Sheridan High School. She also graduated from Platte-Gard Business College in St. Joseph.

Gladys worked a short time for Quaker Oats in St. Joseph and later worked as a
cook, nurse’s aide and secretary for Shady Lawn Nursing Home for 21 years.

On April 25, 1934, she married Franklin H. Flora in St. Joseph and they lived
and farmed near Savannah for 63 years until Franklin’s death in 1997. In 2004,
she moved into Savannah, where she resided until her death.

Gladys loved to play music on the piano and organ. She was a member of the
Jolly Music Makers at the Andrew County Senior Center. She was a very talented writer. At the age of 95, as a gift, she received her 1st computer and took to it whole heartedly. She wrote her life story from childhood to present on her own blog.

Gladys was a very kind, compassionate and caring person, who always tried her
best to be the right example before her Lord and Savior. She was loved and will
be greatly missed by her surviving family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Gladys was preceded in death by her parents;
“her beloved” granddaughter, Linda Weiss; brothers, Howard, Chauncey,
Raymond, Ernest, Art, John, Gene Fisher; sisters, Janice Girard, Laveta Fisher,
Florella Johnson, Gracie Shanks; sons-in-law, Jack Maupin and Bill Weiss.

Survivors include her children, Mary Maupin, Savannah, Nancy Weiss, Socorro,
New Mexico, John (Judy) Flora, Bolckow, Missouri; five grandsons; two
granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister, Alice Rowland, Marysville,
Kansas.

Services 11 am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel in
Savannah. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at
10 am, Thursday morning. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your
choice.

Goodmanson, Donna (Bascue)

March 19, 2013

Donna (Bascue) Goodmanson, 52, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at her home, following a brief battle with cancer.

Donna was born in St. Joseph on September 24, 1960, to George and Beverly (Wilson) Bascue. She attended South Park Elementary School, and had organized an alumni reunion committee and Lafayette High School. She was a homemaker and a loving mother, who enjoyed knitting and canning. She also worked as a caregiver for MERIL.

Donna was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Bascue and her son, Highlee Goodmanson.

She married Daniel Goodmanson and they had one daughter, Dana Goodmanson, of the home. Other survivors include her parents, George and Beverly (Wilson) Bascue; brothers, Willie and George Bascue, all of St. Joseph; and nieces and nephews,

Visitation after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made towards final expenses in care of the Funeral Chapel.

Fenley, Warren F.

March 19, 2013

Warren F. Fenley, 87, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at North Care Hospice in Kansas City, MO.

Warren was born on April 6, 1925, in Highland, Kansas, to Franklin W. and Edna (Dubach) Fenley. He was raised on a dairy farm near Highland and was a graduate of Highland High School He worked as a truck driver for Crouch Brothers, worked at Goetz Brewery and for thirty years at Wire Rope Corp, retiring as a foreman.

He married Gertrude (Mott) Fenley on November 15, 1947 at St. Joseph Cathedral. She passed away on January 1, 2012. Warren was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, William Fenley, two sisters, Helen Fenley and Erma Cross and daughter-in-law, Sue Fenley.

Warren is survived by two sons: Warren Michael Fenley, Parkville, MO and Matthew Franklin Fenley (Sharon), Nacogdoches, TX; four grandchildren, Sarah Roos, Michael Fenley, Emily Boggs and Tyler Fenley; and eight great-grandchildren.

Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to North Care Hospice.

Moore, Mary Dell (Grimes)

March 19, 2013

Mary Dell (Grimes) Moore, 88, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013 at her home.

Mary Dell was born on June 9, 1924 in Forest City, Missouri to William and Evelyn (Burtnett) Grimes. Thru her life, she had a great love for her cats and dogs. Mary Dell was a member the First Christian Church, King Hill Chapter #55 O.E.S. and had worked for Chase Candy Company, retiring in 2005.

She married Gene P. Moore , He preceded her in death on 1982. She was also preceded by her parents, two brothers, Denzel and Harold Grimes, Sr.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Jean Ann Grimes and Josephine Grimes; five nieces and nephews, Phyllis Estes, Cindy Grimes, Timothy Nelson, Harold Grimes, Jr. and Carl Lee Grimes and several great-nieces and nephews.

Services 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in care of the funeral home.

Bonwell, Dorothy L.

March 14, 2013

Dorothy L. Bonwell, 77, St. Joseph, MO, formerly of Gower and King City, MO, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Dorothy was born on December 20, 1935 in Peoria, Illinois, to James Melvin and Frances Ann (Morris) Bates. She was a member of St. John’s Charismatic Episcopal Church. She worked as a nurse’s aide at King City Manor for over ten years.

She married Donald Paul Bonwell on June 8, 1974 at Union Star, Missouri. He passed away in 2006.

Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents, father Wattie Chaney and son, David Palmer.

Dorothy is survived by her son, Wattie T. (Laura) Palmer, Sr.; daughter, Tammie (Kent) Spencer: daughter-in-law, Peggy (Rick) Evans; step-son, Chris (Kasey) Brooks, nine grandchildren, Danielle (Josh) Hewitt, Lindsay Palmer, Regan (Cale) Lyons, Tommy (Larissa) Palmer, Jr., Angela, David and Claire Palmer, Zachary & Mason Spencer, step-grandchildren, Kirsten, Mitchell, and Delainey Brooks, and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013 at St. John’s Charismatic Episcopal Church. Interment King City Cemetery, King City, MO.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at our Chapel.

The family suggests memorials to the Church Building Fund.

Vulgamott, Barbara J. (Adams)

March 11, 2013

Barbara J. (Adams) Vulgamott, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas.

Barbara was born on April 20, 1933 in St. Joseph to T. Fred and Mattie Adams. She received her certification as a Registered Nurse from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.

Barbara worked at Methodist Hospital, Thompson-Brumm-Knepper Clinic and most recently at Johnson Control as a Plant Nurse.

She married Ralph Vulgamott on February 4, 1955 in Savannah, Missouri. He survives of the home.

Barbara was a member of the Johnson Control Retiree’s Group, First Baptist Church in Savannah, the Red Hats and was a Den Mother.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Sharon Symes.

Additional surviving family includes her children, Monte (Karen) Vulgamott, of St. Joseph; Corey (Jean) Vulgamott, Country Club Village, Missouri; Valerie (Bruce) Hanna, Savannah, Missouri; Rodney Vulgamott and his fiancée, Cindy Cox, of Roscoe, Illinois; and Tracy Hash, Gladstone, Missouri; sister, Eleanor Conroy, of St. Joseph; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:30 AM Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Fairview Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Gray, Luella J.

March 9, 2013

Luella June Gray, 67, of Faucett, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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

There will be no visitation or services. A register book will be available at our chapel.

Miller, Carl F.

March 9, 2013

Carl F. Miller, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Carl was born on June 8, 1930, in Amazonia, Missouri, to Henry and Grace (Elliott) Miller.

He worked as a business agent for Local #101 Operating Engineers. Carl was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church and a member of Swiss Lodge, Blue Lodge, 33rd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite, and Moila Shrine Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Paul and Clarence Miller and one sister, Ruth Steeby.

Carl married Shirley Anne Bashford on June 21, 1978. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include six daughters, Linda Mulligan, Carla Vienhage (Rick), Peggy Miller, Cindy Clark (Bob), Candy Thompson (Doug) and Martha Brown (Bob); special friends, Susan and Danny Brush and family; two sisters, June Bauer (Bob) and Helen Stoneman (John); sister-in-law, Luetta Miller; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews and families.

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

Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Ashland United Methodist Church, St. Joseph, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Inter-Serv.

Pickett, Maxine

March 7, 2013

Maxine Elizabeth Pickett, 91, St. Joseph, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at her home.

Maxine was born on January 20, 1922, in St. Joseph, to John and Clara (Massard) Eden. On December 21, 1942, she married Gilbert R. Pickett. They were a devoted couple for 70 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her sister, Dorothy Everett, who was also her best friend.

Survivors: husband, Gilbert Pickett; sons: John and Steve Pickett, St. Joseph; daughters: Nancy (Mort) Nelson, St. Joseph; Ruth Anne (Carl) Cox, Ashburn, Virginia; grandchildren: Dan Nelson, Kansas City; Kate Nelson, Toronto, Ontario; Carla (Britton) Formisano, McLean, Virginia; and Andrew Cox, Ashburn, Virginia; several nieces and nephews, special caregivers and many friends.

Maxine attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart and graduated from Central High School. During World War II, she was chief clerk for the Post Engineers office of the Army Air Transport Command at Rosecrans Field. She was the last female employee to leave the base after the war. In addition to raising four children, she worked part time for fifteen years as a bookkeeper and secretary for her husband at Lawhon Construction Company.

Over the years, Maxine was a member of both St. Joseph Co-Cathedral and Our Lady of Guadalupe churches. She belonged to organizations such as Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. She had many friends and was the true heart of her close-knit family, who loved her deeply. She was well known for her radiant smile.

Services: Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Friday, March 9, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. Daughters of Isabella will hold a Rosary at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. The funeral service will be held on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at Heaton-Bowman Chapel. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Patee House Museum, PO Box 1022, St. Joseph 64502; InterServ, PO Box 4038, St. Joseph 64504; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Krueger, Bonnie

March 6, 2013

Bonnie Krueger, 70, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at her home.

Bonnie was born on December 5, 1942 in St. Joseph to John Milton and Alta Josephine (Robinson) Addington. She married Ed Krueger on July 15, 1977 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

Bonnie retired from Stetson Hat. She then became affiliated with Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and became the Pastor at Trinity Bible Church.

She was known as a very outgoing and spiritual lady.

She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother.

Additional surviving family includes brothers, Aldon (Donna) Addington, of Carbondale, Illinois; Howard (Marianna) Addington, of Kansas City, Kansas; Buddy (Kay) Addington, Springfield, Missouri; and Bill (Sharon) Addington, of St. Joseph; sisters, Bea Harris, of Leavenworth, Kansas; and Lela Thomas, of St. Joseph, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Krueger has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Memorial Service 11:00 AM Saturday, March 9, 2013 at our chapel.

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.

Abels, Laura L.

March 5, 2013

Laura L. Abels, 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Laura was born on September 18, 1925 in St. Joseph to Louis and Evelyn (Schubert) Watkins. She was
A homemaker and also worked at Kresge’s Dime Store for 15 years.

Laura was a very special, loving, caring person and her family was blessed to have her in their lives.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and two sisters.

Survivors include daughter, Donna (Terry C.) Imlay; son, William Abels, Jr., both of St. Joseph;
grandchildren, Lori (Mike) Ziegler of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, Stacey (Dan) Huben, Ashley (Rich) Mense, both of St. Joseph; great-grandchildren, Chase and Rilan Huben, Nathan, Delaney, Cayden Mense, all of St. Joseph, Mikaela Ziegler, Indian Harbor Beach, ; nieces and nephews.

Private family graveside services at Mount Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman- Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family wishes to express their special thanks to friends and staff at Carriage Square Health Care Center and Hands of Hope Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

DuMont, Clement C.

March 5, 2013

Clement C. DuMont, 92, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away peacefully on March 1 at the Country Squire Residence. His wife of 59 years, Nell Marie Johnson DuMont, predeceased him in November 2002. He is survived by his daughters Connie DuMont of Centennial, Colorado, and Barbara Elrod (Eugene) of Washington, DC, and grandchildren Ann Morgenthaler of Ouray, Colorado, Jean Morgenthaler of Centennial, Colorado, Caroline de Courreges, of London, England, and Edouard de Courreges, of Chicago, Illinois. He is also survived by his siblings, Sister Mary Barbara DuMont of Scranton, Pennsylvania, Philip DuMont of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, numerous nieces and nephews and his devoted caregiver, Sharon Barron. He will be sorely missed by all who love him.
Clement was the eldest son of Paul and Mildred DuMont of Bridesville, British Columbia. Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1920, he spent his early years on the family farm in the wilds of British Columbia and attended grade school in a one room school house with all grades taught in the same room. He began his high school studies at the age of 12 and obtained his diploma from the Gonzaga Preparatory School in Spokane, Washington. He entered medical school at the age of 16 and received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. Clement served as a Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and was trained stateside as a surgeon. After the war, he and his wife moved to St. Joseph where he established his medical practice as a family physician and general surgeon. Affectionately known as “Doc”, he cared for families of St. Joseph and the surrounding communities for 40 years and was known for his generosity to the indigent and his commitment to all patients. During his years of practice, he delivered more than 6,000 babies and often cared for multiple generations of the same family. A beloved comfort to many people, “Doc” brought to his practice an extraordinary level of dedication, humor and compassion.
“Doc” had a keen intellect and was a voracious reader. Throughout his life, he possessed an enormous thirst for knowledge. A devout Roman Catholic, he was a member of the Co-Cathedral Parish of St. Joseph.
A gathering in celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Co-Cathedral Grade School Endowment Fund in St. Joseph, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Jordan, Josephine

March 5, 2013

Josephine P. Jordan, 79, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at a local hospital.

Josie was born March 26, 1933 to Lloyd and Helen (Hilsenbeck) Bomar in
Fillmore, Missouri. She married William “Bill” R. Jordan on February 5, 1955, he survives of the home, where they lived for 57 years.

Josie drove a hay truck, picking up bales for 35 years, with the help of many, many boys. In her spare time during the summer, she took her 4 wheeler and dog and went fishing whenever she could.

Josie was preceded in death by her parents.

Additional survivors include her son, Billy Joe Jordan.

Services 10:00 AM Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12 noon Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri.

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

Shaw, Janet

March 1, 2013

Janet M Shaw, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, March 1, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Janet was born on August 30, 1924 in Clarksdale, Missouri to Forrest L. “Bill” and Neva (McWilliams) Guinn.

She married Donald E. Shaw on February 22, 1940 in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death September 12, 1990.

Janet was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty McClanahan and granddaughter, Lisa Odette.

Surviving family includes daughter, Suzann (Gerald) Odette, great-grandson, Dalton Odette, brother, Jerry Guinn and her favorite nephew, Dean Guinn.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Collins, Harold V.

February 28, 2013

Harold V. Collins, 94, St. Joseph, MO; passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at Arbor View Healthcare Center.
Harold was born on December 22, 1918, to Philip and Blanche (Mulock) Collins in Worth County, near Parnell, MO. He graduated from Hopkins, Missouri High School in 1936.
Harold married Arlene Finn in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on December 23, 1939. They came to St. Joseph in 1942. He spent 30 years in the trucking business, moving to Independence, MO in 1958, where he was a contract carrier for Old American Roofing Mills.
Harold and Arlene returned to St. Joseph in 1965 where he worked as a salesman for St. Joseph Builders Supply and The Rounds and Carter Company, retiring in 1986.
Harold was a member of the Clair United Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his wife, on August 7, 1986; parents and 4 siblings, Nellie Engle, Bernie Blair, Doug and Joe Moore.
Survivors include, a daugther, Carla Ryan; grandson, Collin Ryan; 2 great-granddaughters, Allison and Casey Ryan; all of St. Joseph, MO; 3 sisters, Orva Davis and Bonnie Moore, of Arkansas and Dorothy Coleman, North Carolina.
Services 11:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 9:00 AM Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 9:00 PM Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kendallwood Hospice or the Humane Society of St. Joseph.

Black, Margaret “Peggy” Sevy

February 28, 2013

Margaret “Peggy’ Sevy Black. 64, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Peggy was born in St. Joseph on January 21, 1949, to A.J. and Felicity (Clarkson) Sevy.
She was a 1967 graduate of Central High School and a member of First Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.

She married Michael Ray Black, Sr. on August 31, 1968 in Kansas City, MO.
He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her son Michael R. Black, Jr. (Melissa); daughter, Rebecca (Black) Wittmeyer (Vincent); six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren

Mrs. Black has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services. Private inurnment in Sunset Cemetery, Warrensburg, MO at a later date.

Adams, James “Jim”

February 27, 2013

James (Jim) Buell Adams, 83, formerly of St. Joseph, MO; passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in Kansas City, MO.

James was born on March 3, 1929 in Albany, Missouri to the late William and Geraldine (Summa) Adams. James lived most of his life in St. Joseph, attending Central High School, finishing his education in the Armed Forces. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

James retired as a plumbing supplies salesman. His hobbies included bass fishing and camping.

James married Velma Buckingham, she survives of St. Joseph, MO.

Additional survivors include a son, Roger (Karen) Adams, St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Rita (Alva) Cogdill, Jameson, MO; 2 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 2 sisters, Joy Mitchell, Mt. Ayr, IA and Roselee Catlin, FL

Mr. Adams has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, there will be no visitation or service at this time. A memorial is planned for a later date.

Musser, John Raymond

February 25, 2013

With his family at his side, John Raymond Musser, 83, passed away Feb. 25, 2013.
He was born July 2, 1929, in Maquoketa, Iowa, and moved to St. Joseph as a child.
He is the son of Anna May (Barr) and John Kramer Musser. Upon his mother’s death, John and his siblings were reared by their aunt and uncle in St. Joseph.

He and Charlene K. McMurry were united in marriage on Sept. 23, 1952, in St. Joseph, recently celebrating their 60th anniversary.
John began his 40-year career with the Burlington Northern railroad in 1951, retiring as Yardmaster.
In 1957 and 1958, John earned distinction in the Guinness Book of World Records, setting water-skiing records for distance and endurance.
John’s biggest joy in life was his family, watching his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids compete in their athletics. Lovingly known as the “Fix-It Guy,” he never met a project he would not tackle for family or friends. He and Charlene are members of Central Christian Church, and John is a veteran of the Army.

In addition to Charlene, he is survived by their four children: Barry and wife Lynn, Byron and wife Dee, Philip and wife Cathy, and Sandy and husband Jeff Greenfield. His grandchildren are Grover and wife Amy, Beau and wife Sarah, and Cy and wife Stefanie Musser; Brynne and Jayse Musser; Rachel, Luke, Seth, Jesse, Hannah, PJ and Caleb Musser; and John Greenfield. He also cherished his great-grandchildren Paige, Cade, Maggie, Lily and Jackson (due in March).
John also is survived by his sister, Ann Bally, and brother, Bob and his wife Mary Musser.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don Musser.

Visitation will begin after 12 noon on Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., with funeral services on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Central Christian Church, 1501 North Leonard Road. Mr. Musser will arrive at the church one hour before the services. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to AseraCare Hospice.

Wilson, Beulah Gertrude (Thompson)

February 25, 2013

Beulah G. Wilson, 96, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Saxton Health Care Inn.

Beulah was born on August 21, 1916 in Kansas City, Missouri to Samuel and Elizabeth Mary (Ebeneck) Thompson.

She married Earnest M. Payne in 1935. They were divorced in 1942. Beulah later married Emery L. “Jim” Wilson in 1945. He preceded her in death in 1965. Together with her husband Jim, they owned and operated Wilson Mobile Home Sales together.

Beulah was a member of the Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church for 48 years and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She and her husband, Jim loved to hunt and fish and owned a resort in Brainerd, Minnesota.

Beulah was also preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Kenneth Thompson, Clint Thompson, and Jim McCall, sisters, Genevive Hockensmith and Florence Buchanan, nephew, Fred Hockensmith and grandson Scott Donald Wilson.

Surviving family includes sons, Dennis C. Wilson, Kansas City, Missouri; Ronald W. (Jacqueline) Wilson, Stewartsville, Missouri; James L. (Tammy) Wilson, Kidder, Missouri; step-daughter, Paula (Bill) Smith, Franklin, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren, niece, Leora (Charles) Wilson, Raytown, Missouri; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Beulah loved her friends, family and everyone at Saxton Health Care inn, who not only took wonderful care of her but also became an extended family.

Services 11:00 AM Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Private Interment, Wilson Family Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Broken Creek Youth Ranch, 9902 SW Highway 31, Stewartsville, Missouri 64490.

Haskey, David L.

February 23, 2013

David L. Haskey, 69, of Savannah, passed away, Thursday, February 21, 2013 at his home.

He was born on November 4, 1943 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence and Evelyn (Wertin) Haskey. They both preceded him in death.

Dave graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1961. He also attended Northwest Missouri State College. Dave served in the Army from 1966 to 1968, and retired from the State of Missouri in 2007.

Surviving family includes his sister, Martha (David) Bullimore, St. Joseph; nephews, Steve Bullimore, Fort Lewis, Washington; and John Bullimore, St. Joseph; nieces, Deb (Ken) Gilbert, Independence, Missouri; Amy, (Tim) Todd, St. Joseph; and cousin, Judy Sheehan, St. Joseph.

Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 PM Monday, February 25, 2013 at Horigan Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:00 Noon to 12:30 PM on Monday at Horigan Chapel.

Rosary 12:30 PM Monday at Horigan Chapel.

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

Tinella, Joseph L.

February 23, 2013

Joseph L. Tinella, 88, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He recently moved to St. Joseph from his retirement home in Margate, Florida.

Joseph was born in Bristol, Connecticut on October 8, 1924, to Peter and Philomena (Masi) Tinella. He served in the Army during WW II. He was a member of American Legion Post 157, Margate, Florida; St. Vincent Catholic Church; the Margate Elks and International Association of Machinists/Aero Space Workers.

Joseph retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, in Southington, Connecticut.

He married Agnes Marie Aliano on April 27, 1946 in Bristol, CT. She passed away on May 20, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eva Klaczany and brother, Dominic Tinella.

Joseph is survived by his daughter, Donna Turk (Duane), St. Joseph, MO; son, Peter (Betty) Tinella, Highgate Center, VT; daughter, Cynthia Cicchetti (Alan), West Hartford, CT; five grandchildren, Michele Thomason, Jennifer Martin, Gina Carlson, Angela Larue and Katherine Cicchetti; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Roccina Breski and Mary Daniels, both of Bristol, CT.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Private Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kansas under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation.

Kempa, Mildred Lorene

February 23, 2013

Mildred Lorene Kempa, 97, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at a local hospital.

Mildred was born September 27, 1915, in Willowbrook, Missouri to the late James and Hattie Wright. She lived most of her life in Amazonia, before moving to Savannah in 1980.

Mrs. Kempa was a homemaker. She had also worked at LaVerna Heights and LaVerna Village as a nurses aide. Mildred was a member of St. John’s Church in Amazonia. She was an avid quilter, blessing her family and church with her talented craft.

Mildred married William Kempa on April 13, 1937 in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her daughters, Mary Weipert and Billie Gerstner and 2 great-granddaughters.

Survivors include her 3 children, James (Mary) Kempa, Amazonia, MO; Joan (Gary) Shaw, Savannah, MO and Ronald Kempa, Savannah, MO; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10:00 am Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.
Public Visitation will begin after 12:00 pm Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment St. John’s Cemetery, Amazonia, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church, Amazonia, MO.

Delaney, Maurice J.

February 21, 2013

Maurice J. Delaney, 68, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at his home.

Maurice was born on January 2, 1945, in St. Joseph to Bernard and Virginia (Estes) Delaney, Sr.
He attended St. Joseph Junior College and graduated from Southwest Missouri State University, with a Mathematics Major and a Chemistry Minor. He married Diane M. Furlong on June 22, 1968. She survives of the home. Maurice was President and Owner of GDL International. He was a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the Honorary Mathematics Society, Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Generic Animal Drug Alliance, and the Drug, Chemical & Allied Trade Association.

Maurice had the greatest enjoyment being with his family. He was continually planning the next gathering and truly cherished the memories of time spent together. He was extremely generous and compassionate towards others in need. He was always optimistic and hopeful and met his failing health in recent years with courage and strength. To his family and those who knew him well, he will always be remembered as a genuinely kind and determined person with a tender heart. His loss will be deeply felt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Michael Delaney, brother, Bernard E. Delaney, Jr., and sisters, Mary Alice Robertson and Carolyn Fisher.

Additional surviving family includes his daughter, Marcy (Damian) Enneking, of Stilwell, Kansas, son, John M. (Lisa) Delaney, of Carmel, Indiana; 6 grandchildren, Ethan Delaney Enneking, Leo William Enneking, Lauren Adele Delaney, Caroline Rothley Delaney, Evan Michael Sean Delaney, and Lucas John Furlong Delaney.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Delaney will arrive at the church Saturday morning at 9:30 AM where the family will greet friends until 10:30 AM when a Parish Rosary will be recited. The Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM followed by a reception in the church hall where the family will continue to visit friends.

Mr. Delaney will be cremated following the service under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, the MS Society, or Bishop LeBlond High School.

Blevins, JoAnn

February 20, 2013

JoAnn Blevins, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.

JoAnn was born on April 17, 1927 in St. Joseph to Ferd and Jessie (White) Mueller and has lived here all her life.

She attended Benton High School, she was married on July 6, 1946 to Kenneth E. Blevins, they had 3 children. He passed away on January 4, 1981 at the age of 54.

JoAnn started working at Combe Printing Co. at the age of 17, where she met her husband, Kenny. She also worked for Western-Robidoux printing and Cookman Printing Co., where she retired from. After 2 years of retirement, she went to work for the North Wal-Mart as a people greeter for 4 and a half years before she retired for good.

JoAnn was a Baptist, but attended Huffman Memorial Church, was a member of Bookbinder’s Union, American Legion Auxiliary #55, in Troy, Kansas. She was also a volunteer at the Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center and played in the Good Life Games, also was president of the St. Joseph Singles Club for 5 years.

JoAnn was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Betty June Wilson, of Ventura, California, grandparents and aunts and uncles.

JoAnn is survived by her three children, Linda K. Derr, of St. Joseph; Larry Ray (Gwen) Blevins, of Suwanee, Georgia; Mike (Karen) Blevins, also of St. Joseph; her dear companion, Carl J. Carter, of the home; best friend, Nancy Reece, 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews in St. Joseph, and also California, and one cousin, Helen Powell.

Services 1:00 PM Friday, February 22, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday, prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

Carlock, Daniel J.

February 20, 2013

Daniel J. Carlock, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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

Rush, Charles W.

February 19, 2013

Charles William “ Bill” Rush, 86, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away at his home surrounded by his loved ones on February 17, 2013.
Charles was born on July 11, 1926 to James and Florence (Putnam) Rush in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Bill was the second of five siblings. He attended high school in Parsons Kansas until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served as radio operator aboard the U.S.S Wasp during WW II. He married Rose Marie Murphy in 1946. She preceded him in death on July 20, 1999. They celebrated 53 years of marriage and raised three daughters. Bill graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration. He worked for Wadsworth Lumber and Lumbermen’s Supply before owning and managing Garfield, Independent and Biles Lumberyards. He retired from these businesses in 1983.
Bill was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and later Our Lady of Guadalupe. He was a member of Brotherhood Lodge #269, and a Past Potentate of the Moila Shrine and continued to be a faithful supporter until his death. He was a member of the St. Joseph Yacht Club and spent many happy days boating with family and friends. His favorite pastime was playing golf at Moila where he made many life-long friends. Bill married and cherished Betty Lee Wurtzler in 2001; she survives in the home.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Loretta Auvigne and a brother Robert Rush and his wife Rose Marie Rush.
He is survived by his wife Betty Lee Rush, Daughters Patricia Burton, Dianne (Criswell) Bray, Deborah Rush, Sons–in- law Loren Ed Burton and Dan Bray and step-son Stephen Wurtzler (Barbara) Grandchildren Jennifer Winders (Richard), Michael Bransfield (Ashley), Timothy Criswell (Becky)and Jeffrey Bransfield eight great grandchildren his Sister Doris Dickson and brother James Rush.
A Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, February 22, 2013 at 10:00 am at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Internment is at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Parish Rosary 5:30 pm Thursday at the chapel. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
The family suggests memorials to the Shriners Hospital for Children.

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