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.

Bealls, Margaret Irene

February 17, 2013

Margaret Irene Bealls, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Margaret was born on September 15, 1918, in Atchison County, Missouri, to Russell and Vesta (Andrews) Nuckolls. She lived in Westboro, Tarkio, and Maryville before coming to St. Joseph.

She taught school in the 1930s in Craig and Watson. She was a homemaker and farm wife for many years. She also worked in food service at Tarkio College for four years. She managed Maryville Country Club for five years, she continued her food service career with Moila Shrine Temple for sixteen years; Boehringer-Ingelheim for three years; and Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center for three years. Her hobby was solving word find puzzles.

Margaret married Melvin D. Layden and six children were born to this union. He preceded her in death. She married Harold Marcus Bealls on June 2, 1968, in Maryville, MO. He passed away in 1995. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard Layden; brothers, Boyd and Chuck Nuckolls and son-in-law, Howard Gordon.

Margaret will be sadly missed by her children, Gary (Mary) Layden, Girard, KS, Bob (Carolyn) Layden, Raymore, MO, Calvin (Christine) Layden, St. Joseph, MO, Jerri Lynn Gordon, LaTour, MO, and Deborah (Michael) Evans, Harrisonville, MO; brother, Kenneth Nuckolls, Bellingham, WA; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation for the public will begin after 12:00 p.m. Monday at the Chapel,

Services 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service. Interment 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Home Cemetery, Tarkio, MO.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Fountains at Corby Place, St. Joseph Fire Department, Heartland Paramedics, Heartland Pastor Bob Randleman for their care and kindness.

Your contribution of prayers are all we ask.

Poolman, Jr. William F.

February 17, 2013

William F. “Bill” Poolman, Jr., 70, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, February 15, 2013, at a Savannah, MO, health care center.

Bill was born in St. Joseph, on January 4, 1943, to Anna Kathleen (Andres) and William F. Poolman, Sr. He attended Central High School and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He worked as a laborer for over twenty-five years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Eileen Lamont.

Survivors include one brother, Dan Poolman and wife Karen of Kansas City, KS; three nephews, two nieces, six great-nephews and three great-nieces.

Prayer Service 1:00 p.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to American Cancer Society.

Kamler, Darla

February 13, 2013

Darla Kay Kamler, 53, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Darla was born on November 2, 1959 in Boise, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. Cindell, born in Buell, Idaho, and Mary Charlene (Basham) Cindell, born in St. Joseph and brother, Terrance W. Cindell.

Survivors include her true love and constant companion, Gary Whitmore, who has been there and by her side during her courageous 4 year battle with cancer; other survivors, son, Kevin Kamler, brothers, Craig E. Cindell and his wife, Holly, of Los Angeles, California; and Bryan J. Cindell and his wife, Sharon, of Frisco, Texas; nieces, Amy, Candace, Danica, nephew, Bryan Jayson, aunt Velma Spalding, cousins, Dennis “Denny” and Tammy.

Darla previously worked at Salsa Dog in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was an avid music lover and her hobbies were fishing, watching the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs, and occasionally playing the slot machines. She was well-known for her friendliness, her big smile, wittiness, and sense of humor. She had many friends and touched many hearts and was full of life, always thinking of others before herself, sending many cards to friends and family in her lifetime.

Darla had a heart of gold that was as big as the world. Darla loved everyone, she was kind and generous and in her eyes everything was beautiful. There was only 1DARLA K and she was special and fun-loving.

She will be greatly missed and forever remembered, and will never be forgotten by all of us.

Memorial (Celebration of Life) in Honor of Darla, 1:00 PM Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Kendallwood Hospice, in the name of Darla K. Kamler.

(Marsee) Schmutzler, Neva Louise

February 11, 2013

Neva Louise (Marsee) Schmutzler, 76, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at her home.

Neva was born December 13, 1936 in Savannah, MO to William and Helen (Fisher) Marsee. She was a homemaker and had worked for the ASCS Office in Savannah and then later for the Golden Tax Service. On December 15, 1957 she married Jerry Schmutzler in Savannah, MO, he survives of the home. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Schmutzler is preceded in the death by her parents, a daughter, Diane L. Schmutzler, and a brother, Dearle Marsee

She is also survived by a son, Glen R. Schmutzler (Nancy) of Savannah, MO; a daughter, Janet L. Kelley (Dennis) of St. Joseph, MO; 3 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment will be at the Savannah Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Tuesday at the chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Reil, James L.

February 11, 2013

James L. Reil, 67, of Easton, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at his home.

James was born and raised in St. Joseph to Lee and Mildred (Bridges) Reil. He graduated from Lafayette High School. He married Penny Francis on February 26, 1967 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

He began his career at St. Joseph Light & Power, where he worked for 39 years before retiring in 2006. He was most proud of serving in the 139th Airlift Wing Missouri Air National Guard at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. He retired after 27 years of service. He enjoyed carpentry, building houses, flying airplanes, and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Aaron Reil.

Additional surviving family includes son, Eric (Molly) Reil, of Easton; daughter-in-law, Tricia Reil, of Agency; granddaughters, Maggie and Erin Reil, and brothers, Mark and Scott Reil.

Services 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Blakely Cemetery, Easton, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday evening.

Holcomb, Derrall W.

February 11, 2013

Derrall Wayne Holcomb, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Derrall was born and raised in Osborne County, Kansas, the youngest son of Bertha (Langley) and Leotus Holcomb. He graduated from Luray Kansas High School. As a young man he worked with his dad in carpentry, wheat harvesting and mechanics prior to working as a Dental Lab Technician at Bridwell & Fricke Dental Lab for over 35 years.

He married Willena B. Brandt on April 25, 1953 at First Baptist Church in Troy, Kansas. She survives of the home, after almost 60 years of marriage.

Derrall was a member of the Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church and served as music director for a number of churches in the northwest Missouri area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Wilbur Holcomb, Junia Noyes, Leora Trant, Lois Smith, and 4 siblings that preceded him in their childhood.

Additional surviving family includes daughter, Debra (Robert) Martinez, Grand Island, Nebraska, sons, Ronald (Julie) Holcomb, Fort Myers, Florida; Brian Holcomb, St. Joseph; and Bruce (Cindy) Holcomb, Willard, Missouri; grandchildren, Cynthia Salas-Saldana, Amelia Martinez, Amanda Aguirre, Emily Holcomb, Jacob, Molly, Isaac & Marissa Holcomb, brother, Elmer Holcomb, sister, Bernita Benitz and numerous nieces and nephews.
Derrall will always be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Services 10:00 AM Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church, Interment will be at St. John’s Cemetery, Amazonia, Missouri.

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

Seals, Louise E.

February 11, 2013

Louise E. Seals, 82, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at a local health care center.

Louise was born on May 23, 1930 in Sharon, Massachusetts to Percy and Lena Staples. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Louise was a secretary for the First Presbyterian Church and co-owner of Custom Cables.

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

She married John E. Seals on June 9, 1951 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home. She is also survived by three sons, John, Dennis and Brian Seals; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and one sister, Pauline.

Graveside Memorial Services 1:30pm Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mrs. Seals has been cremated, there will be no visitation held at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Northwest Missouri Alzheimer’s Association or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Marilyn

February 11, 2013

Marilyn Steele Miller, 87, passed away February 7, 2013 , in St. Petersburg, Florida. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Kitty Trent Steele, infant son, John Edward, siblings, Helen Meyer, Marjorie Smith, Marvin, Milton and Walter Steele.
Survivors: daughters, Carolyn McGinnis (Mark Johnsson), Susan Carter (Dennis), grandchildren, Heather McReynolds, Ryan Carter (Courtney), Brent Carter (Krissy), great-grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua, Barrett, Emily; sisters, Betty Cave, Eleanor Alt.
Per Marilyn’s request, there will be no visitation. The family will hold a private graveside service.

Codr, Edmund F.

February 9, 2013

Edmund F. Codr, 81, of St. Joseph, went to be with his Lord, surrounded by his loving family at his home after a lengthy illness Friday, February 8, 2013.

Edmund was born on November 12, 1931 in Hemingford, Nebraska to Frank P. and Mary Margaret (Foltyn) Codr.

In 1951 he joined the U.S. Army. He was with the 969th Engineers Construction Battalion in Salzburg, Austria. He married Lee M. Gibilisco on February 14, 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska. She survives of the home. Additional Surviving family includes daughter, Mary Margaret Codr, St. Joseph; sister, Dorothy Dufek, Hemingford, Nebraska and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edmund was preceded in death by his parents.

In 1990, he retired from Reliable Life Insurance Company after 32 years of service.

Edmund was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was a member of the American Legion. Edmund enjoyed being outside, working in the yard, and landscaping. He loved photography, traveling and spending time with his family.

Memorial Prayer Service 11:00 AM Thursday, February 14, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment to follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Ellis, Norma Juni

February 9, 2013

Hiawatha, Ks -Norma Juni Allen-Ellis, 80, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, died on
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at a Hiawatha health care center’

Juni was born on June 28, 1932 in St. Joseph, MO to Charles Marcel and Norma Olene (Biser) Jeffers.

Survivors: daughter, Cynthia Lynnette McDaniel, Seattle, WA; sons, Stephen Douglas Allen, Stewartsville, MO and Jeffrey Lee Allen (Emma), St. Joseph, MO; granddaughter: Amber Banks (Norman), Savannah, MO; grandson: S. Dustin Allen, Beaumont, TX; great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kaylee and Bryson, Savannah, MO.

Preceded in death by parents; brother, Roger Lee Jeffers and sister, Barbara Ann Stover

Juni has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. No visitation/service. Private family inurnment at a later date.

Tolbert, Sr., Joseph E.

February 9, 2013

Joseph Edward Tolbert, Sr., 95, St. Joseph, MO, passed away February 5, 2013, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, MO.

Joseph was born in Skidmore, MO to Albert and Blanche Tolbert. He joined the Army in 1940 to serve in WW II. He was stationed in both Africa and Italy, laying down communication lines on the front lines and received the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his actions. Joseph was a long time member of the Disabled American Veterans. After the war, Joseph attended Northwest Missouri State University where he received a degree in Business Administration. He also joined the reserves and flew with a crew in search of illegal alcohol stills.

Joseph met his loving wife Allie, while selling Guardian Service Cookware. They were married in 1950 and shortly after purchased their one and only home in south side
St. Joseph, MO where they resided for more than 50 years and raised their five children: Charlotte, Joseph Jr., Richard, David Sr., and Bonnie.

Joseph worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 30 years before retiring, after which he worked for the Saint Joseph School District for seven years while also selling Saladmaster and Amway.

Joseph was a member, and an ordained minister in the office of teacher, of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Community of Christ. Joseph and Allie also loved to bowl at Olympia Lanes among friends of the Sunday Keepers League.

Joseph was loved by many and had a kind and pure soul. He held a love for history, bird watching, and maintaining his home. He loved to road-trip with his wife across the country and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Joseph is preceded in death by his mother and father, sister Edith; brother-in-law, Richard; sister-in-law, Juanita and sons Joseph, Jr. and David Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Allie, brother, Frederick “Fritz”, sister, Artie; children, Charlotte, Richard and Bonnie, as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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

Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Community of Christ Church, 5124 Faraon Street. Elder Kirby Brooner officiating. Friends and relatives are welcome.

DeHart, Lillian M.

February 6, 2013

Lillian Mildred (Purk) DeHart, age 89, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Lillian passed away peacefully at home in St. Joseph, MO, surrounded and lovingly cared for by her devoted family. From her birth in Tama, Iowa, on February 1, 1924 to her passing on Tuesday, she nourished those around her with unconditional love, steadfast faith, and abundant laughter. She was born to Frank and Mildred (Loft) Purk, was the third born of four children and grew up in Nevada, Iowa.
As an energetic and spunky young girl, she loved sports and playing outdoors. She enjoyed the challenge of keeping up with “the boys” and always proved successful in her efforts. Later in life, she was able to pass her wisdom on to her great-granddaughters, often telling them, “If you want to play with the boys, there’s NO crying!”
On August 21, 1943 Lillian was married and together they had two precious daughters whom she greatly cherished, Annette and Rosemary DeHart.
Lil, as her friends called her, loved being a homemaker and cared with great passion for her home and family. She enjoyed music and dancing, collecting, having lunch with friends, working in her yard and playing cards. She had an insatiable sweet tooth and loved to find a good sale. Her love of animals began at a young age. Lillian had a very special place in her heart for dogs and cats and could always tell you what they were “saying.” She was forever joking, forever smiling and brought great joy to those blessed to be in her presence. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and closest friends all hold her in the highest regard for her undying loyalty, gracious generosity, and spirited love of life.
Left to honor Lillian and remember her legacy are her daughter, Annette (Rick) Lott Starks; four grandchildren: Heather Dunham, Steve Lott, Kevin (Kathy) Lott; four great-grandchildren: Allison, Andrew, Adalyn and Anna Lott; Tim Dunham, and sister, Patricia Jensen-Dodds; and her nephews: Wayne Purk, and S. Lars Jensen. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Frank and Harry Purk and her beloved daughter, Rosemary Dunham Yocam.
Lil will be remembered as a Christian, a good and faithful servant, and as a Patriot who loved the Lord, her family and her friends with absolute unconditional love.
The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to all the staff of Heartland Hands of Hope for their thoughtfulness, attentiveness and loving care.
At Lillian’s request, there will be no visitation. The family will hold a private graveside service to celebrate, honor and share their fondest memories of a long life well-lived. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you please consider making a donation to Heartland Hands of Hope, Ashland United Methodist Church or First Baptist Church.
“I will be your God throughout your lifetime – until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will carry you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.” Isaiah 46:4

Ward, Vincent Frank

February 6, 2013

Vincent Frank Ward, 48, son of Virgil Frank Ward and Elna Isabelle (Doyle) Graves, died peacefully at his home, with his wife and son at his side on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
He was born on November 20, 1964 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Frank was a kind, generous man with a quick wit and a great sense of humor.
Frank was a 1983 graduate of Lafayette High School.
He was married to Patricia Ann (Farley) Ward on June 30, 1984 and their union spanned 28 glorious years. Together they raised their son, Adam, who has exceeded their every expectation.
Frank and Pat proudly owned and operated Ward’s Printing for 25 years. During those years they met many wonderful people and made several lifelong friends.
Frank was a member of GCC/IBT Union Local #235-M and the St. Joseph Evening Garden Club. He was on the board of Stationery Credit Union for 11 years and Board Chairman for 6 years.
Gardening was one of Frank’s passions. He was an extraordinary gardener and enjoyed being in God’s garden.
He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; devoted son, Adam Michael (Sara) Ward of Smithville, MO; two precious grandsons, Scott Michael and Seth Matthew; his mother Elna Isabelle (Billie) Graves of St. Joseph; sisters, Brenda (Kem) Hines and Ginger Humphrey, both of St. Joseph, Mary (Terry) Moody of Dothan, AL,; brother, William Toombs of St. Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Jozie.
He was preceded in death by his father, Virgil Frank, and brothers, Robert Doyle Toombs and Kenneth Lewis Ward; paternal grandparents Frank Joseph and Flora Etta (Robison) Ward of Savannah, MO; and maternal grandparents James Ernest and Clara Gertrude(Stoner) Doyle of Cainesville, MO.
Visitation will be after noon on Friday, February 8 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Family will receive friends from 6-8 pm.
Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 10 am at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
The family suggests donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way of Greater St. Joseph and Northwest Missouri Community Services.

Jezak, Joseph J.

February 6, 2013

Joseph J. Jezak, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, February 4, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Joseph was born on February 12, 1926 in St. Joseph to Andrew and Agnes (Hruby) Jezak. He graduated from Central High School in 1944.

Joseph was employed at Beaty Grocery Company and its successor, Affiliated Foods, serving in various capacities including Bakery Manager, Treasurer and Benefits Manager. He retired in 1991 after 40 years of service.

Mr. Jezak served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII and later as part of the Occupation Forces stationed in Japan. He proudly served in the Air National Guard, 180th Bombardment Squadron at Rosecrans Field achieving rank of Master Sergeant. He was later deployed to Bordeaux, France with the 180th during the Korean Conflict.

Joseph was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, having served in various pastoral ministries. He was an Honorary Life Member of Knights of Columbus Council 571, having held the position of Grand Knight and organized the Pallbearers’ Club. His membership in the 4th Degree St. Joseph General Assembly # 569 included serving as Faithful Navigator and Honor Guard participant.

Joseph married Rose Marie Kalinowski on June 23, 1951 at SS Peter and Paul Church. She survives of the home.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Vincent Jezak.

Additional surviving family includes daughters, Mary (Steve) Kobett, of Kansas City, MO; Patty (Glenn) Voltmer, of St. Joseph; son, Joseph A. (Anne) Jezak, Roeland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Stephanie (Fred) Hildreth, Ben (Corbie) Kobett, Leah (Josh) Swindler, Sam Jezak, Andrew Jezak, great-grandchildren, Jordan Hamilton, Zachary Hildreth, Jersie Kobett and Luke Kobett; sisters Mary Ann Jezak, of St. Joseph; Frances Kessler, of Savannah; Rose Kehs, of Platte City; brother, Bernard Jezak, of Kansas City, and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Rosary 6:30 PM Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Endowment Trust Fund for Catholic Education at St. Francis Xavier School or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Deatherage, Eunice Faye

February 5, 2013

Eunice Faye (Findley) Deatherage, 82, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Eunice was born on April 1, 1930, the seventh child of Rev. John A. Findley and Tuleta (Williams) Findley. Her early years were spent on the family farm. In 1944, the family relocated to New Hampton, MO and she graduated high school from there in 1948.

She was united in marriage to William J. Barber on June 20, 1948. Three children were born to them, Cynthia, Janice and Mary Ann.

Eunice was Fashion Manager at Montgomery Ward at East Hills for many years. Later, while in her sixties and seventies, she worked at Jackson Furniture Gallery. Work was fun for Eunice as was life. She approached everything with joy, humor and zest. She wrote poetry, played piano hymns, fed and sheltered birds, stray cats and any animal or person that needed care.

She married Leo D. Deatherage on June 9, 1980. They made their home in St. Joseph. During her failing health, he was her faithful companion and caregiver. They raised a granddaughter, Jessica Faun Bidding, who calls them Mother and Father.

Eunice was a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Joseph and loved her church family deeply.

Surviving are husband, Leo D. Deatherage; daughters, Cynthia Barber, Janice Lipira and Mary Ann Barber; one brother, Max Findley; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Todd) Yarnell, Jeffrey Hartschen, Angelo Lipira, M.D., Emily Lipira, Jessica (Steve) Mann and Gabriel Bidding and seven great-grandchildren.

Services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, St. Joseph, MO. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in St. Joseph.

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

The family suggests memorial donations to First Baptist Church.

Steck, Martha “Lela”

February 5, 2013

Martha Lela (Miller) Steck, age 101, of St. Joseph, MO, died Friday, February 1, 2013,
at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Lela was born on August 1, 1911, in McCook, Nebraska, the daughter of Clara and Alva Miller. She lived in Corning, Kansas from 1912 to 1934 and graduated from Corning High School in 1930. During her lifetime, she also lived in Centralia, Kansas, Sabetha, Kansas, Axtell, Kansas, San Diego, California and St. Joseph, Missouri. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star in Axtell, Kansas. Lela was also involved in other various civic activities during her life.

Lela was married to Lyle Arthur Steck on March 31, 1934. He died July 10, 1996.

Survivors include her daughter, Ms. Vicki Steck of St. Joseph, MO and sons, Richard Steck of Bella Vista, Arkansas and Vance Steck of Tehachapi, California, 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren,

Mrs. Steck was preceded in death by her daughter, Mrs. Gary VanDorn.

Graveside services and burial for Mrs. Steck will be held at the Corning, Kansas cemetery at a later date.

Canchola, Anna

February 5, 2013

Anna Canchola, 78, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Anna was born in Savannah, Missouri, on April 1, 1934. She attended Lafayette High School and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Anna was a homemaker and loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.

Anna married Greg Canchola in 1950, and they celebrated 62 years of marriage. He survives of the home.

She is also survived by 2 sons, Gregory Anthony (Bonnie) Canchola, Englewood, FL; and Christopher Joseph Canchola, St. Joseph, MO; a daughter, Bridgett (Greg) Diederich, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Adrian Peacock, Lt. Col. Patrick James Canchola, Gabby Diederich and Blaire Diederich, 7 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and three brothers.

Mass of Christian Burial 1:30 p.m.Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Monday at our chapel, with a Rosary to follow at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to St. Mary Catholic Church.

Fisher, Orlan Gene

January 31, 2013

Orlan Gene Fisher passed peacefully on Tuesday January 29, 2013 surrounded by friends and family at his home. Everyone present enjoyed songs, stories, and laughs about a life well lived. Nephew Jack Fisher sang him off in fine fashion with the song, “That Blessed Home,” written by his father John William Fisher. Gene was born, like most of the Fisher clan, at a family farm west and south of Sheridan, MO on February 11, 1932. He was the last boy child of Gracie Fern and John Fisher. Dad had special memories of that home: memories of the round barn his father had built, memories of eating green apples until he was sick, memories of “throwin hay.” As a small boy, he suffered a deadly bout of pneumonia and influenza. The Lord let him remain on this earth through that illness, his mother never leaving his side. He recovered at Frank and Gladys’s farm, where he had to learn to walk all over again…but was allowed to eat all of the oranges he wanted! A short time later the family moved to “Fisher Corner” just west of Sheridan, MO. Gene went to Lone Star Elementary School and graduated from Sheridan High School and Platte Business College.
“Olie’s” first job at age 12 was cutting burrs out of the bean fields for fifty cents a day. The best part of that job was when the neighbor gave him a beautiful Sheppard pup he named Skip. They were rarely seen apart, other than when Gene shipped off to Korea in the U.S. Army. Even after his deployment, Dad talked about how Skip remembered him and ran to him when he returned home from Korea. While in the Service, he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, The Bronze Star, The United Nations Service Medal, The ROK Presidential Unit Citation, and a Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of the VFW Post and the American Legion in Maryville, MO and the National Rifle Association. Mr. Fisher had a deep and tremendous sense of loyalty and respect for the United States Armed Forces. He loved his country and shared that love with his friends and family. Several children and grandchildren picked up this responsibility to country by serving in the military, making Gene very proud.
Gene had a long and rewarding career with George H. Weyer Inc. For 35 years, he served his clients with loyalty and pride. He instilled within his children, nephews, nieces and grandchildren a strong work ethic and family pride. Dad always said, “Do it right the first time…work smart!” After retirement from Weyer’s, he worked for his good friend at Jack Venneman Construction. He also owned several businesses and dabbled in real estate.
Dad maintained a close and personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a beloved provider, protector, teacher and friend.
Gene was preceeded in death by his father John William Fisher and mother Gracie Fern New Fisher. Also by brothers Howard Fisher, Chauncy Fisher, Earnest Fisher, Raymond Fisher, Art Fisher, John Fisher and sisters LaVeda Fisher, Janice Girard, Florella Johnson, and Gracie Shanks. The Lord called his great grandson Storm Huey home in 2003 at age 15 months. Gene also loved many nieces and nephews who went before him.
Gene is survived by his wife Wanda Louise Zimmerman Fisher, children Brenda and Chris Polachek, Mike and Susan Fisher, Greg and Betty Ann Fisher, Brett Fisher, Gina and Kevin Holland. He left behind thirteen “terrific” grandchildren Shawn, Steven, Sarah, Florella, Fallyn, Brian, Tyler, Aubrey, Wayne, Daniel, Juliana, Walter, and a namesake due in March. Thirteen great-grandchildren, sisters Gladys Flora and Alice Rowland and a “whole raft” of nieces and nephews will also miss his loving presence.
Services are 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Calvary Chapel with interment at Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors.
Visitation will begin after 3:00 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Dad’s beloved Calvary Chapel in St. Joseph.

Dryer, Jr., Arthur James

January 31, 2013

An old navy man made his final voyage home to be reunited with his loving. Arthur J. Dryer, Jr. passed away January 28, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. For 90 years, Arthur carried himself with a gentle strength exhibited by his love of family, faith and country.

Born September 22, 1922, the fourth of five children to Arthur and Clara (Schlagman), Arthur grew up on the south end of St. Joseph. Arthur’s father purchased livestock for the Henry Clay Company and travelled west for months at a time. This left Arthur as the man of the house, where he learned responsibility and duty at a young age. Arthur, along with his brother Henry, developed a reputation as athletes, excelling in baseball and basketball. Ever smooth on his feet, his athleticism carried over to the dance floor, were he became an instructor at the Frog Hop Dance Hall, in St. Joseph.

The infamous year of 1941 proved pivotal in Arthur’s life. He graduated from Benton High School and witnessed the US’s entry into a World War II.

Arthur enlisted in the US Navy in 1942, trained in Hutchison, Kansas before sailing from New York through the Panama Canal and on to the Pacific. His ships followed General Mac Arthur’s Island push toward Japan. Experiencing different cultures and witnessing acts of war solidified his view that all life is precious and every person should be treated with dignity and respect. The Navy also provided enough stories to keep his future grandchildren entertained for countless hours.

Upon his return home, he asked Pauline Slibowski to be his bride. The love affair began when the quiet sailor summoned the courage to ask the pretty girl from “Goosetown” to roller skate. His courage was rewarded handsomely with 65 years of marriage. Together with his “Paulette” they raised 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grand children.

Exact and detailed by nature, Arthur excelled as a carpet and linoleum installer for Virgil Abbot and Jim Gorman Carpet and Linoleum Co. He also served the US Postal Service for 20 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph and the St. Joseph Labor Council. He also served as Secretary of the Painters and Decorators Union.

Dogs were drawn to Arthur’s steady temperament and gentle nature—and he reciprocated their love. The many trails surrounding Corby Pond were, in part, created by Arthur and the four-legs of his beloved Chief and Bandit.

To his grandchildren he was simply “Gramps,” a lighthearted joke teller. More engaging than his quips, was his breathy, contagious laugh. It was this laughter served the centerpiece of “Mimi and Gramp’s kitchen.” Arthur, an avid reader on topics of health, and local history—enjoyed sharing the tales of Jesse James, Harry Truman and Mark Twain. And, while always trim and athletic, Arthur never shied away from a strawberry malt, a piece of fresh baked pie, or the Barbosa’s taco.

Survivors include his children Paul (Elvita) Dryer, David (Joyce) Dryer, Mary (Mark) Christopher, Mark (Andi) Dryer; grandchildren, Doug, Marc, Nathan, Sara, Paula, Edward, Danielle, Nicole, Laura, Jacob, Madison and Josh; 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arthur was proceeded in death by his wife, Pauline Rose Slibowski; parents, Clara (Schlagman) and Arthur Dryer, Sr.; brother, Henry Dryer; and sisters, Evelyn Tyliski, Erma Schraufek.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2013 at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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

The family suggests memorials to Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Jones, Verlin

January 31, 2013

Verlin Jones, 61, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at a local hospital.

Verlin was born October 23, 1951, in Hollister, Missouri to Luther and Verna (Hunt) Jones. He graduated from Hollister High School and was a self employed logger. Verlin moved to Saint Joseph 26 years ago.

Verlin enjoyed gardening, growing and picking blackberries. His hobbies included horse trading, hunting, fishing and gambling.

Survivors include, partner, Linda Paxton, St. Joseph; sons, Rick Jones, Conroe, Texas, Jackson (Jeannie) Jones, Savannah, Missouri; daughter, Jennifer (David) Steele, Helena, Missouri; five grandchildren, Patrick, Keira, Maesyn, Rylee and Dawson.

Services 11 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation 6 to 8 pm, Friday at our Chapel. Interment Primitive Baptist Hackberry Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray funeral expenses.

Hines, Laura Frances

January 29, 2013

Laura Frances Hines, 98, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2013 at her home.

Laura was born on July 9, 1914 in Forest City, Missouri to Frank Crawford and Louise (Holtgrave) Cook; she moved to St. Joseph and attended Lafayette High School. She married Floyd Franklin Hines, Jr. on April 3, 1933. She was a homemaker and helped raise her 7 children.

She was a life long member of Patee Park Baptist Church. She enjoyed her Senior Citizens singing group and loved playing her player piano.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Floyd Franklin Hines, Jr., daughter, Betty Sell, 3 sons, Floyd Franklin, III, Frank Lee, and Ronnie Lee Hines; 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and two grandchildren.

Surviving family includes daughters, Sherry Wells, of Parkville; Merrie (Dennis) Donahue and Claudine (Arlance) Clark, both of St. Joseph; brothers, Dick Cook, sister, Darlene Ousley; 10 grandchildren and numerous great, great-great, great-great-great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11:00 AM Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Inurnment will be held at a later date at Mount Auburn 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.

Martin, Lura Verzene (Blair)

January 28, 2013

Lura Verzene (Blair) Martin, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Verzene was born in Fillmore, Missouri on June 22, 1921 and spent most of her life in the Savannah and St. Joseph area.

She was a graduate of Savannah High School and a member of the Christian Church. In 1940 she married Clifford Davison of Savannah, who was killed during the “Battle of the Bulge” in World War II. In 1948 she married John F. Martin of St. Joseph, who preceded her in death September 27, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, David and Hattie Elizabeth (Wachtel) Blair, two sisters, Florice Kinder and Laurel Bertram, and two brothers, Carl and Jay Breit.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Services 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Central Christian Church.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Martin will be removed from our chapel to arrive at the Church One Hour Prior to the Service.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Central Christian Church.

Foster, Patricia A.

January 26, 2013

Patricia A. Foster, 78, of Maryville, Missouri, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 at St Francis Hospital in Maryville.

Patricia was born on March 17, 1934 in St. Joseph to Emilio and Violet (Dunbar) Pinzino.

She married William N. Foster on June 4, 1954. He preceded her in death.

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

Surviving family includes sons, Jeff (Pam) Foster, of Maryville; Perry (Terry) Foster, Florence, South Carolina; daughter, Teresa (J.D.) Kelly; grandchildren, Danielle Kelly, Carly Kelly, Kassie Grout, Alec Foster and Olivia Foster; two great-grandchildren, Bradlee Arthur and Paxton Grout.

Mass of Christian Burial 2:00 PM Monday, January 28, 2013 at Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Mrs. Foster will be cremated following the service. Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel to help with Funeral Expenses.

Dattilo, Lena

January 26, 2013

Lena Dattilo, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2013, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Lena was born on December 18, 1922, in Van Buren, Arkansas, to Clarence and Ruby (Hayden) Stone.

She married Philip J. Dattilo, Jr. on May 2, 1944. He passed away on November 2, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Lena was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and Domestic Goddess. She adored spending time with her grandchildren. Her favorite color was blue. She was an avid cat lover. She took pride in gardening, loved to travel and was a fabulous cook. She had a kind and loving spirit.

Lena is survived by her children, Nancy Wilson (Mike), Mary Ann Podrasky (Gary), Robin Lau (Doug), Mike Dattilo and Phil Dattilo; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Service 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Northwest Missouri Alzheimers Association (for research) or to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Moore, Herbert “Herbie” D.

January 25, 2013

Herbert “Herbie” D. Moore, 77, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at a local nursing home.

Herbie was born December 25, 1935 in Hoquim, Washington to William and Frances (Gabriel) Moore. He married Ruby Spangler on November 23, 1957 in Clarinda, Iowa, she survives of the home.

Herbie worked as an automobile mechanic for 41 years. He owned and operated Moore’s Auto Service Garage. He had worked as a mechanic for Beatty’s Grocery, Schmitt Carriage and Norris & Sons.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a great sense of humor. He loved antique classic cars, fishing, hunting and horseback riding.

Herbie was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jimmy Moore.

Additional survivors include daughters; Jenny (Layth) Swenson and Jackie (Dan) Morris of St. Joseph, Missouri; Gail Landers and Janell Hughes of Savannah; son, Doyle Moore of St. Joseph; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Honorary adopted children; Russell Leslie, Jr., Susan Davidson and Terry Comacho. His surviving siblings are: Billy Moore, Merliene Maudlin, Verna Mae Reed, Joanne Pierson and Mervin Moore.

Memorial services: 2:00 pm, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sollars, Norma Jean

January 24, 2013

Norma Jean Sollars, 70, of Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at her home.

Norma was born on July 4, 1942 in Trenton, Missouri to Robert and Lorraine (Vandevender) Jones. She graduated from Trenton Junior College for Nursing in Trenton, Missouri and received her bachelor’s degree from University of Maine and her master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Norma was also a member of the Missouri Nursing Association.

Norma married Robert Ray Sollars on November 6, 1988 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and former husband, Ronald Dale McClure.

Additional surviving family includes children, Constance Jean (Eric) Christy, of Trenton; Ronald Robert McClure and significant other, Donna Stevens, Gilman City; Billy Ray (Carla) Sollars and Marvin Wayne (Ashley) Sollars, both of St. Joseph; Patty Jo McMahon, Savannah; sister, Carolyn Henry, Climax Springs, Missouri; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Services 12:00 Noon Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 3:00 PM Friday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Central Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.

Koch, Stanley W.

January 24, 2013

Stanley William Koch, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at his home.

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

Per Mr. Koch’s wishes, there will be no Visitation or Services. A register book will be available at our chapel.

Straub, Josephine Rosemary

January 22, 2013

Josephine Rosemary Straub, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, January 21, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Rosemary was born on May 5, 1926 in St. Joseph to Harry and Jesse (Bullimore) Gravette. She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

She married William “Bill” Straub in 1957 at St. Patrick’s Church in North Kansas City. He survives of the home. She retired from the St. Joseph Light and Power Company and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Altar Society. She enjoyed keeping up with her friends at the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents.

Additional surviving family includes son, William C. Straub, of Indian Rock Beach, Florida; daughter, Mary Beth (John) Ruhnke, Kansas City, Missouri; grandchildren, Jason Ruhnke, Gladstone; JeNelle (Joe) Cobb, Orrick, Missouri; Jacob Ruhnke, Kansas City, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Taylor, Jordyn, Lauren, Peyton, Austin and Allyssa; and one great-great-grandchild, Jonathan.

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

Mass of Memorialization 11:00 AM Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Mary Catholic Church.

Rosary 10:30 AM Saturday at the church.

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

Schmitt, Norman “Boomer”

January 22, 2013

Norman “Boomer” Schmitt, 70, St. Joseph, MO, died on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, after a 7-month bout against Leukemia.

Boomer was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph and graduate of Lafayette High School.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Ruth (Maxwell) Schmitt.

He is survived by his sister Sara and her husband Mack Mitchell, Albuquerque, New Mexico; his nephew, Cory Mitchell and his wife Robin and their children Avery and Preston, of Albuquerque; his niece, Marcy Kennedy and her husband Brian and their children Finn and Max, Denver, CO; and many, many friends including Pat Poloski, a longtime companion and special friend.

Memorial service 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private inurnment at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice, 105 N. Far West Drive, Suite 100, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506.

Lance, Stephen

January 22, 2013

Stephen Lance, 20, Savannah, Missouri, passed away as a result of a brain aneurysm Sunday, January 20, 2013 at a local hospital.

Stephen was born August 22, 1992 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Ernest and Shelly (Decker) Lance. He graduated from Ruth Houston Learning Center and obtained a welding degree certification from Hillyard Technical School.

Stephen was a welder for Carter’s Welding. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, nephew and friend. Stephen enjoyed playing pool, bowling, golf and frisbee golf. He also loved hanging out with his friends and sister, as well as helping anyone and everyone that he could.

Stephen was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gary Decker, Sr.; paternal grandfather, Ernest Lance, Sr.; uncle, Gary Decker, Jr.; maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Steidel; and
paternal great-grandfather, Conrad Davison.

Survivors include his parents, Ernest and Shelly Lance, of the home; sister, Brittany Lance; maternal grandmother, Marilyn Decker; paternal grandparents, Kathy Lance and Ken Fisher; paternal great-grandmother, Grace Davison; all of Savannah; maternal great-grandfather, Carl Steidel, Rockwood Beach, Missouri; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Services 1 pm, Friday at First Baptist Church in Savannah. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 pm, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Mr. Lance will then be removed from our Chapel to the First Baptist Church, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery. There will be a luncheon following the services at Savage Lanes Bowling Alley in Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to HNB Bank in Savannah to help defray funeral expenses.

Lear, Pearl C.

January 18, 2013

Pearl Lear, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 at her home.

Pearl was born March 30, 1930 in Kansas City, Missouri to John W. and Madeline Thompson.

She married Robert Lee Lear on July 1, 1949 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Pearl was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church and especially loved being part of, “The Go-Go Girls”, her Sunday School Class. As debilitating a disease as Rheumatoid Arthritis can be, she stayed strong and kept her sweet spirit until the very end.

Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert and sister, Georgie.

She is survived by her sisters, Margie Garner, Joni Ruderman and Lucy Boegner, and an honorary sister, Norma Cobb, three daughters, Gloria (Bob) Wade, Nancy Lear and Brenda (Craig) Moore, her three grandchildren, Joseph, Cameron and Joanne Moore, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pearl and her husband moved to St. Joseph in 1976 from Kansas City. She was an active volunteer with the Heartland Gift Shop and Pregnancy Resource Center.

For someone as petite as Pearl, it is hard to imagine but it is true that going out to eat with family and friends was one of her favorite things to do. But above all, Pearl loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Memorial service 11:00 AM Monday, January 21, 2013 at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

The family will receive visitors at a reception to follow at the church.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to JDRF or the Arthritis Foundation.

Hamrick, Robert Douglas

January 18, 2013

Robert Douglas Hamrick, 62, passed away, January 8, 2013 at his residence in St. Joseph.

Robert is survived by siblings, Diane H. Edwards, Donna Harless, Debbie, Donald, Derrick and David Hamrick; children, Jennifer, Heather and Kyle.

He retired from the Army as a behavioral scientist. He loved writing and music.

Military services will be held in North Carolina at a later date.

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

Minnis, MaryAnn (Wisneski)

January 17, 2013

MaryAnn (Wisneski) Minnis, 77, a lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013, at her home.

MaryAnn was born on June 8, 1935, in St. Joseph, MO to Lawrence J. and Dorothy A. (Dubowsky) Wisneski, who preceded her in death. She was a 1953 graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She was a member of St. Anne’s Altar Society where she was a member of the sewing and quilting group. MaryAnn was a seamstress, artist and gifted crafter

MaryAnn wed Orville J. Minnis in 1955. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her son, Lawrence M. Minnis, Mission Viejo, CA; daughters, June M. Stancliff, St. Joseph, MO, Barbara K. Wolff, Newton, Iowa, five grandchildren, Nathan & Rachel Stancliff, Andrew Minnis and Chris and Laura Wolff.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Chapel. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.

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

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