Hoover, Vernelle

August 1, 2013

Ruth Vernelle Hoover, 89, of Rea, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Heartland Hospital, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Except for a short time in Oklahoma and Montana, she lived in Andrew and Buchanan counties her entire life. She attended Rosendale High School and Gard Business School, St. Joseph. She was a member of Rea Union Church where she was pianist for many years.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Hobert H. Hoover, parents, Claude and Alice Kent and a brother and sister-in-law, Caryl and Ruby Kent.

Survivors include nieces, Carolyn Taylor, Sue Meadows and Linda Slayden, several cousins in Missouri and Oklahoma.

Graveside Services 10:00 AM Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Bennett Lane Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rea Union Church or to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Pendleton, JoAnn

August 1, 2013

JoAnn Pendleton, 70, of Union Star, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

JoAnn was born on August 19, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1960 and from Missouri Western State University in 1983. She later worked and retired from Neighborhood Housing Services.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her husband, Verl L. Pendleton, Sr.

Surviving family includes daughters, Barbara (Ron) Steiner and Susan (Bob) Bennett-Ward, aunt, Jacqueline (Donnie) Scott-Michaels, uncle, Bill Russell and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and cousins.

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

A Celebration of Life will be held 7:00 PM Saturday, August 3, 2013 at JoAnn’s Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Trojanette’s Softball Team, P.O. Box 121, Maitland, Missouri 64465.

Miller, Wayne E.

July 30, 2013

Wayne Eugene Miller, 73, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013 at a local health care facility.

Wayne was born January 11, 1940 in Andrew County, Missouri to Harold Edward and Estella May (Schweizer) Miller. He graduated from North Andrew High School and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He also earned his CLU and ChFC certification.

Wayne married Evelyn Maxine Armagost on June 3, 1960 in Rea, Missouri; she survives of the home. He was a training manager for and retired from New York Life Insurance Company.

Wayne was a member of Savannah United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of Mizzou Alumni Association, Lion’s Club, Elks Club and Boy Scouts of America.

Wayne was preceded in death by his father; brothers, Dale Keith Miller and infant Jewell Aaron.

Additional survivors include mother, Estella Miller; daughter, Elizabeth (Mike) Jones, Saint Joseph, Missouri; sons, Michael (Ruth) Miller, Amazonia, Missouri, Brian (Sheila) Miller, Saint Joseph; daughter, Brenda (David) Howard, Amazonia; grandchildren, Aaron Jones, Sarah Mollus, Emily Greseth; Danielle Tenney, Gabriel and Maxwell Miller, Jordan and Taryn Miller, Marinda, Hannah, and Ethan Baker; step-grandchildren, Mercedez and Austin Howard; great-grandchildren, Callen and Everett Jones, Brady and Avery Mollus, Mason Greseth, Kylie and Collin Tenney; step-great-grandchild, Kaydence Holland.

Service 10:30 am, Wednesday at Savannah United Methodist Church, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Wayne E. Miller Scholarship Fund c/o Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, 307 South 6th Street, Savannah, Missouri 64485.

Babcock, Ernestine Sponcel

July 29, 2013

Ernestine Sponcel Babcock, 90, went to be with her heavenly family on Sunday, July 28, 2013. She was born Sept. 3, 1922 to Britain and Estella Richardson Sponcel. She grew up on a small farm just south of St. Joseph in the Oak Hill area.

She attended Agency High School where she met her true love, Virgil Lee Babcock.
They had three children; Lana Lee Babcock, Roy Don Babcock and Virgil Lee Babcock, II. She was preceded in death by her husband Virgil at the age of 47, her son Don in 1987, her sisters Winona Kemper Dillon, Oneta Walker and her parents Britain and Estella Sponcel. She is survived by her daughter Lana and son Virgil, and a sister, Virginia Hatfield in DeLand, Florida.

She is also survived by grandchildren and spouses, Tina (Nathan) Schottel, Virgil (Regina) Babcock, Tracy (Josh) Howery, Roy (Jennifer) Babcock and John Babcock.
Thirteen great grandchildren also survive.

She was a member of the Faucett Christian Church.

Besides her deep love of family, Ernestine loved to travel and enjoyed many trips to Europe and around the world with Lana, cruises with Virgil, trips to the east coast with Winona and friend Billie Pine, and to Canada with her dear sister-in-law, Minnie Lou Ray.

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

A graveside memorial service for family will be held at a later date.

Crockett Byrd, Joyce

July 29, 2013

Joyce Crockett Byrd, 67 of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at her home.

Joyce was born on February 15, 1946 and raised in St. Joseph. She graduated from Benton High School and received her bachelor and master’s degree in psychology from Missouri Western State University.

She started her career as a Deputy Sheriff at Johnson County Corrections Facility in Olathe, Kansas. She retired in 1995 and returned to St. Joseph.

Joyce married Bradley Gene Byrd on November 9, 1990 in Olathe. He survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes daughter, Cydney (Troy Rethemeyer) Wilson, son, Eric Michaels, grandchildren, Dakota, Gaige, Phoenix, Daegun, Jason, Bethany, Alisa and Caleb; 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Janis Wineinger and Susie Esprit, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Amber Michaels, and granddaughter, MaKenna.

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

Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Faith United Baptist Church from 3:00 to 6:00 PM.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel to be used by the family.

Cordry, Berenice

July 28, 2013

Berenice Cordry, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, July 26, 2013 at her home.

Berenice was born on April 22, 1931 in Tarkio, Missouri to Harley and Ella Busby.

Berenice graduated from Lafayette High School, Class of 1949, and worked for Midwest Federal Savings & Loan for 32 years after retiring in 1993 at her position as Association Secretary at Midwest Federal.

She was a member of the A.B.W.A., former member of Savannah Avenue Baptist Church, where she was also a Sunday School Teacher, member of Lafayette Booster Club, a charter member of Green Valley Baptist Church and a loyal St. Louis Cardinals Fan.

She married Dale E. Cordry on April 29, 1949 in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death in 1990, after 41 years of marriage.

Berenice was also preceded in death by her parents, son, Rodger Elliott Cordry, and grandchildren, Amy and Jonathon Cordry.

Surviving family includes sons, Stanley D. and Kevin L. (Char-lane) Cordry, daughter-in-law, Mary E. Cordry, grandchildren, Ryan (Sheetal), Timothy (Teresa), Brandon and Tyler (Tiffany Neill) Cordry and Nicole (Chris) Shutts, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 PM Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Auburn 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 MS Society or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Nelson, Dale R.

July 27, 2013

Dale Robert Nelson, 81, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at his home.

Dale was born on October 1, 1930 in Creston, Iowa to Charles and Lela (Putnam) Nelson.

He was a graduate of Creston High School and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Dale worked as a farmer and owned and operated Green Valley Butcher Shop. Dale was of the Baptist Faith.

He married Ingrid Louise Kruger on August 15, 1955 in Chicago, Illinois after meeting her in Germany. She survives of the home.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Oral Dean and Harold Duane Nelson.

Additional surviving family includes sons, Terry Lee Nelson and companion Gun Evans, Kansas City, MO; Andreas Dale Nelson, Thayer, Iowa; grand-child, Teki Nelson, great-grandchildren, Andreas, Draven and Izzy; brothers, Charles Walter (Helga) Nelson, Port Orange, Florida; and Everett Eugene (Barbara) Nelson, Loveland, Colorado; sister, Dr. Phyllis Joan and (Dr. Kirpal) Singh; Daytona Beach, Florida; brother-in-law, John Priest, Afton, Iowa and sister-in-law, Violet Nelson, Tucson, Arizona.

Services 12:00 Noon Monday July 29, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

Briner, Larry E.

July 27, 2013

Larry E. Briner, 71, Rosendale, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013 at a local hospital.

Larry was born August 15, 1941 in Albany, Missouri to Gerald and Lavon (Scott) Briner.

On August 12, 1961, Larry married Louise Glidewell in St. Joseph, Missouri, she survives of the home. At 18 years of age, he began his career as a mechanic at Andrew County Implement. In 1990, he went to work at Wells Implement in Maysville, Missouri.

Larry enjoyed working on old John Deere tractors, and was an avid outdoorsman. He especially liked hunting and fishing.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Peggy Pray and Marilyn Collins.

Additional survivors include sons, Randy (Barbara) Briner, Richland, Missouri, Roy Briner, Sioux City, Iowa, Edward (Lori Estes), Bolckow, Missouri, Jeff Briner, Rosendale; grandchildren, Zachary (Nicole), Cameron (Moriah), Scottie (Jean), Angela, Jacob (Mindy), Austin, Johnathon (Lisa), Nathan, Cheyann, Destiny; four great-grandchildren; sister, Judy (Jim) Steeby; and brother, Bill (Susan) Briner.

Visitation will begin after 12 noon on Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri, where the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm, Sunday afternoon. Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

Lehman, Dixie L. (Hicks)

July 23, 2013

Dixie L. (Hicks) Lehman, 70, St. Joseph, MO., was called home on July 22, 2013 after many years of pain and suffering. Per her wishes, she will be cremated with no visitation or funeral services. A celebration of Dixie’s life will take place at a future time.

Born November 11, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Ralph and Alberta Ward Hicks, Dixie was raised and spent her entire life in St. Joseph. She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1960 and married Jack D. Lehman in May 1961. Anyone who knew Dixie, loved her, especially the many friends she made in her years at St. Jo Frontier Casino, a job she enjoyed for 10 years until her heart attack in 2006. In her younger years, she also worked at Snow White Drive-In, Alley- Johnson Grain Co., and Lumberman’s Supply Co.

While her children were growing up, Dixie devoted her life to taking care of them and was a second mom to many of their friends. Whether she was driving to the skating rink, sporting events, or the swimming pool, she always had a station wagon full of kids. She spent years as a regular fixture on the bleachers at baseball games, keeping perfect score as the team’s official scorekeeper while chewing on her sunflower seeds. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling and golf and held many different offices in the Moila Ladies Golf Association and the St. Joseph Women’s Golf Association. Dixie loved to travel, whether on family vacations or accompanying her husband on business trips. She had been to 49 states and really wanted to get to #50, but her health just didn’t make it possible.

Dixie was preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Alberta Hicks, stepfather Fred R. Beattie Jr., brothers David Hicks, Fred Beattie III and Albert Beattie, and sister Ramona (Beattie) Corkins. She is survived by her best friend and beloved husband of 52 years, Jack; children David, Tom, Cindy and Robin; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sharon Hicks; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lehman will be cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Moila Temple Transportation Fund in Dixie’s Honor.

Witt, Claudia

July 23, 2013

Claudia Witt, age 77, of Grain Valley, Missouri, passed away on July 20, 2013. Born one of seven children to Joseph and Lily Edwards on March 14, 1936, Claudia lived many years in St. Joseph, where as a teenager she met the love of her life, Bob Witt.
They were married on January 19, 1957.

Claudia served as Vice President of Commercial Bank of Liberty, and retired as Branch Manager.
She will be most remembered for her magnificent sense of humor, her intelligence, strength of character, unlimited generosity, and her devotion to family and friends.

Claudia is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert Witt, their children Scott Witt, Julie Wertin, Linda Martin, and John Ricker, Linda’s husband, Andy Martin, Scott’s fiance Rhonda Speichinger, John’s wife, Delight Davis; 9 grandchildren: Michael Wertin, Claudia and Drew Martin, Brian Witt, Amber Wallace, Chris Wise, Davis and Roan Ricker, Riley Davis, brother Charles Edwards and sister-in-law June Edwards.

Services will be held Sat, July 27th at Heaton-Bowman Funeral Chapel in St. Joseph with 1:00 visitation and 2:00 service. Burial to follow at Mt. Auburn cemetery.

Derr, Timothy

July 23, 2013

Timothy Derr, 43, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013 at his home.
Tim was born on December 25, 1969 in St. Joseph to John R. and Linda K. (Blevins) Derr.
He graduated from Central High School in 1988 and worked for Boehringer-Ingelheim.
Tim was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Lynn and Glendora Derr, and maternal grandparents, JoAnn and Kenny Blevins.
Surviving family includes wife, Ranae Derr; step-mom, Darlene Derr; daughter, Jessica (Michael) Whaley; sons, Kevin Matthew (Haley Watts) Derr and Joshua Derr; grandchild, Maddie Whaley; brother, Todd Eric (Nicole) Derr; sisters, Carrie (Josh) King and Sarah Derr; step-children, Bree Schrek, Ashley Schrek and Billy Schrek; nieces, Kaitlynn, Kylee, Madelynn, Michaela and Corena; uncles and aunts, Larry (Gwen) Blevins, Mike (Karen) Blevins, and Patti Derr; and cousins, Corey, Damien, Heather, Jill, Mickie and Cammie.
Services: 11 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin 9 a.m. Thursday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel to be used for the three surviving children.

O’Connell, Faye

July 23, 2013

Verietta Faye O’Connell went to be with her Lord on Monday, July 22, 2013. She was born on a farm southeast of Bosworth, Missouri on June 30, 1922. She was the third child of Carl Allen and Lydia Ella (Swiggett) Potter. Her parents were farmers and lived in several locations. In 1935, they moved to a ranch near Chula, Missouri, where Faye graduated from high school. In 1942, she married Max Hagerty, who preceded her in death. To this union two children were born, Edwin Dale Hagerty who also preceded his mother in death in 1967, and Linda Kaye (Hagerty) Wells.

Faye was a homemaker, bookkeeper, receptionist at a law office, Avon salesperson, and also held several more positions over the years. She enjoyed singing and sang at many funerals, Churches and different affairs. She worked with the Boy and Girl Scouts, was Rainbow Mother for the Order of Rainbow Girls, Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Laredo, Missouri, and President of the Ladies Organization of United Methodist Church. Faye also co-organized the Over 50 Singles Club which was sponsored by the Red Cross of Saint Joseph, Missouri. In addition, she was one of the key persons in securing the Old Depot in Barnard, Missouri, turning it into a museum, and the first President of the Barnard Historical Society. Faye was a member of the First Christian Church in Savannah, Missouri.

In 1973, she married James E. O’Connell, who was the postmaster at Barnard. They enjoyed lots of site-seeing and traveling. In 1987, they moved to Savannah, where James preceded her in death July 7, 2011.

In addition, Faye was predeceased by her parents; son, Edwin Dale Hagerty; one brother; two sisters; and one grandson.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Kaye Wells and her husband, Steve, Saint Joseph, Missouri; granddaughter, Lacy Ann Shipley and her husband, Troy; great-grandchildren, Mason and Malie Shipley, all of Platte City, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; step-son, Jerry O’Connell and his wife Barb, Maryville, Missouri; step-daughter, Janet Hawley and her husband, Darrell, Barnard; several step-grandchildren and their spouses; and several step-great-grandchildren.

Services 10 am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 9 to 10 am at our Chapel. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First Christian Church in Savannah or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Summers, Jr., Edward M.

July 23, 2013

Edward M. Summers, Jr. 87, of St. Joseph; passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Golden Living Community Center in Maryville, MO.
Ed was born on November 6, 1925 to Edward and Mary (Meagher) Summers, Sr. in St. Joseph, MO. He was a lifelong resident and attended Christian Brothers High School.
Mr. Summers served his country in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper in the Parachute Infantry 17th Airborne Division. During WWII, Ed was a Prisoner of War. He was captured on January 6, 1945 during the Battle of the Bulge. After 2 months, on his 5th escape attempt, he was 4 out of 17 that made it out. Ed received 3 Bronze Stars for Campaigns, a Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and a Prisoner of War Medal.
Before entering into real estate and real estate appraisal, Ed was Secretary/Treasurer of the St. Joseph Stockyards.
Ed was named Key Man of the Quarter by St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce. He served as local secretary of TPA for 16 years, and served on the National Board of Directors for TPA. He was a lifelong member and supporter of several veterans’ organizations. Ed enjoyed golf, mushroom hunting, fishing, farming and remodeling. He was of the Catholic faith.
Ed married Mary Arlene Kerns in 1946; and had 7children together; 6 of who survive them; Michael (Debbie) Summers, Jonell Adams, David (Debra) Summers, Rhonda Gardner, Cindy Summers; all of St. Joseph and John Summers, San Jose, CA; grandchildren, Blane Summers, Brad Summers, Brett Summers, Jim Adams, Tonya Pieper, Kristina Way, Amanda Coons, DJ Summers, Christopher Summers, Jennifer Summers, Steven Summers, Dustin Gardner, Heather Gardner and Dakota Summers; an additional 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Summers was preceded in death by his wife in 2007; an infant daughter, Sheila and his parents.
Services 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 9:00 AM Tuesday, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00PM Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45290.

Klamert, LaVerna June

July 23, 2013

LaVerna June Klamert, 88, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family. June was born in St. Louis County, Mo., on September 29, 1924, to the late Lewis and Grace (Lowry) Hizer. She was a graduate of Hancock High School in Lemay, Mo. She moved to St. Joseph in 1970. June was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, and was an active parish member and the Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles Lodge. She loved to read, work crossword puzzles, taking care of her roses, and traveling to see her grandchildren. She previously worked for Emerson Electric before becoming a homemaker and raising her eleven children. She married Kenneth A. Klamert on May 7, 1944. He passed away on July 20, 2003. June was also preceded in death by her daughter Susan Brosch and siblings Herbert Hizer, Alfred Hizer, Betty Meyer, Melba Van Dam and Eileen Lutton. She is survived by ten children, Linda Rodewald (Anthony Mabry) Sedalia, Mo., Betty Stone, St. Joseph, Mo., Robert Klamert, Cedar Park, Texas, William Klamert (Tracy), St. Joseph, Mo., Mary Rauth (Michael), St. Joseph, Mo., James Klamert, Junction City, Kan., Carol Kozak (Christopher) Springdale, Ark., Kenneth Klamert (Abigail) Manchoca, Texas, Janet Wiedmaier (Michael), Maysville, Mo. and John Klamert, Amazonia, Mo.; 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; siblings, Patricia Moss, San Diego, Cal., Lewis Hizer and Evelyn Matt, of St. Louis, MO. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 p.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Clark, Jr., William Jackson

July 19, 2013

Easton, MO – William Jackson Clark, Jr., 94, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013.

William “Bill” was born on December 5, 1918 in Easton to William and Bertha (Gerding) Jackson Clark, Sr. he was one of four children, all who preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage to Dessa Faye Dreyer, who preceded him in death.
From this union, they had one son, William Dennis (Jeanine) Clark; grandson, Brian (Melissa) Clark; granddaughter, Denice (Andre) Hudson and several nieces and nephews.

A private service for Mr. Clark will be held at a later date.

Milliken, Kathryn “Katie” Guinn

July 19, 2013

Kathryn “Katie” Guinn Milliken, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Abbey Woods Living and Rehab Center.

Katie was born on February 24, 1922 in Gentry, Missouri to Colonel Dave and Bertha Opal (Yadon) Gilland.

She was a nursing assistant for 22 years with Methodist Medical Center until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Robert L. “Pete” Guinn, 2nd husband Andrew B. Milliken and brother, Laverne Gilland.

Surviving family includes daughter, Bobbi Moore, grandchildren, Rhonda (Claude) Sisk, Robert (Brandy) Elliott, Jennifer Moore and Jessica (Ricky) Moore-Keller, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and one on the way, sister, Inez Gilland and brother, Charles Gilland.

Graveside services 10:00 AM Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Friends of the Animal Shelter or to M’Shoogy’s Animal Rescue, Savannah, MO.

Timmer, Steven A.

July 19, 2013

Steven A. Timmer, 60, Country Club Village, MO, passed away Wed., July 17, 2013, at his home.

Steven was born on July 30, 1952, in North Platte, NE to Arthur Frederick and Hilda Matilda (Farrow) Timmer. He was a 1970 graduate of North Platte High School and North Platte Junior College. He was a member of Green Valley Baptist Church and also at Faith United Baptist Church.

Steven served over 20 years combined service in the US Marine Corp as a Corporal and as a Staff-Sgt. in the Kansas Army National Guard. He worked at Randy Reed Chevrolet until his brief battle with cancer

Steven married Monica Marie Shields on July 4, 1982, in Cody, Nebraska. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children, Samuel L. Timmer (Amanda) and Maggie E. Wright (Shannon); granddaughter, Elaina J. Wright; and one sister, Linda Sukrow (Herb).

Mr. Timmer has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be a Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Green Valley Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church.

The family suggests Memorial contributions to St. Joseph Baptist Association.

Fritch, Vernon “Dick”

July 19, 2013

Vernon “Dick” Fritch, 84, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Topeka, Kansas.

Vernon was born to Levi and Annabelle (Kolb) Fritch on February 18, 1929 at Centralia, Kansas. He was married to Clara Terry on August 22, 1964. Vernon was a Navy Veteran and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service. He is a member of American Legion Pony Express Post 359.

Vernon is survived by a sister, Betty (Chet) Bomaster of Indiana; two brothers Carol (Delores) of Topeka, KS and Robert (Sharon) of Meriden, KS; sisters-in-law, Bettie Fritch of Troy, Rose Fritch, Nebraska; brother-in-law Herb Mayer of Maple Hill, KS and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his wife; his parents; three brothers, Marvain, Francis (Bill) Eldon and three sisters, Mildred Mooney, Erma Stalcup and Wilma Mayer

Graveside Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Mount Olive Cemetery, Troy, KS.
under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Chapel. Memorial contributions are suggested to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Hoskins, Julia Lee

July 17, 2013

Julia Lee (Cummings) Hoskins, 86, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Julia was born on May 25, 1927 to Worthy Hunter Cummings and Julia Elizabeth (Jeffries) Cummings. She resided in St. Joseph throughout her grade school years, where she attended Neely Elementary School. During her 7th grade year, she and her family moved to Washington, D.C. so her father could help in the war effort by working as a precision builder of Navy Battleships. While in Washington, Julia’s love of music of music and language flourished. Although she already knew how to play the piano, she began studying the harp with one of the city’s most demanding harp teachers. She loved to tell how her instructor did not trust the skills of any of the other area’s harpists, so he played at his own wedding and when finished, ran to the altar to be married. Julia Lee also excelled at languages. She won Washington, D.C.’s city wide French award for outstanding high school students. In addition, she became close friends with her Latin instructor, who even came to visit Julia after she returned to St. Joseph.

When Julia was a junior in high school her family returned to St. Joseph. She attended Central High School and assisted with the chemistry lab. Her study of science paid off. She was named as a Westinghouse Scholar in her senior year. She also received a scholarship to Purdue University. However, she turned it down and attended St. Joseph Junior College so she could remain in St. Joseph close to the love of her life, Raymond Hoskins. She met him while working at her family’s restaurant, The Drive-Inn, on King Hill Avenue. In 1947, they were married. 6 years later, they had their only daughter, Allison Hoskins-Thorne. Allison was the lucky recipient of her mother’s other skills and talents. Julia used her sewing skills to copy many of the fashions of the day for her daughter. In addition, Julia loved to decorate cakes and cookies and utilized this talent as room mother on numerous occasions.

Throughout her life, Julia remained interested in politics, auctions, antiques and anything that her grandchildren did. She was always her family’s staunchest supporter and greatest cheerleader. She never tired of hearing of their adventures and accomplishments. Her loss leaves an overwhelming void in the lives of those who knew and loved her.

Julia was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Raymond Hoskins and son-in-law, Graham Thorne.

Surviving family includes daughter, Allison Thorne, grandchildren, Blake Thorne and Devon Kariker (William Kariker), great-granddaughter, Sloane Kariker, all of St. Joseph; brother, Worthy Cummings, Jr., of Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 PM Friday, July 19, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Ochoa, Carolyn Sue

July 10, 2013

Carolyn Sue Ochoa, 69, of Keller, Texas, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Grapevine, Texas.

Carolyn was born on October 21, 1943 in Gentry County, Missouri to Elvis and Hazel (Judd) Sanders. She graduated from St. Joseph Junior College with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting. She then worked as a bookkeeper for the city of St. Joseph for 18 years.

She was a member of the Church of God Seventh Day, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, twin sister, Marilyn May and sister, Catherine Colburn.

Carolyn married Victor Ochoa on November 21, 1981 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

Additional surviving family includes nieces and nephews, Lani Chism, of St. Joseph; Darla May and Marla May, of Nebraska; Richard D. May, Jr., of California; and Tiffany May-Grayson, of Dallas, Texas.

Services 10:00 AM Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Food Bank of Missouri.

Eckels, Bob R.

July 9, 2013

Bob R. Eckels, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his home.

Bob was born in Albany, Missouri on March 1, 1933, to John S. and Martha Beatrice (Watts) Eckels. They preceded him in death. He was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church. Bob was a barber and operated Eckels Barber Shop for sixty years.

He married Joyanna “Joy” Severin on February 23, 1952 in Kansas City, MO. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Gregory Eckels, Platte City, MO; one daughter, Karen Eckels; St. Joseph, MO; two grandchildren, Brandi M. Morris and Morgan B. Kull and one great-granddaughter, Halle Norris.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Private family Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to American Cancer Society or to American Red Cross.

Hughes, Nancy C.

July 9, 2013

Nancy C. Hughes, 83, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Nancy was born in St. Joseph on October 15, 1929, to Joseph M. and Elsie Murphy.
She was a graduate of Lafayette High School and worked for Sherwood Medical.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lewis Ray Hughes, two sisters and four brothers.

Nancy is survived by two daughters, Debra K. Grace and April L. Wells, both of St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Blaine Wells and Erin (Charley) Cassity; two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Lainey; one sister, Mary Kobett and her beloved dog Patton.

Mrs. Hughes has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph. There will be no visitation or services at the Chapel.

Ketter, Clarence H. “Butch”

July 9, 2013

Clarence H. “Butch” Ketter, 90, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013 at his home.

Clarence was born on October 26, 1922 in Kelly, Kansas to Andrew and Bernadine (Bokern) Ketter.

He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Clarence was self-employed, first starting a home improvement business, then building and managing insurance and temporary help agencies. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph, Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Past Kiwanis, Lions and Past-President of Serra Club.

Clarence married Mary Thelma “Talley” McGrath on November 16, 1944 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2008. He was also preceded by his parents, one son, Thomas Ketter, and two brothers and one sister.

Survivors who will deeply miss their loving Dad and Papa include five children, Joni Brown, Kansas City, Missouri, Janet Pankau (Mark), Sterling, Virginia, Richard Ketter (Cathy), St. Joseph, Missouri, Robert Ketter (Pam), Topeka, Kansas and Joyce Partin (Bill), Winston-Salem, North Carolina, daughter-in-law, Terry Ketter, Columbus, Nebraska; Eighteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Landon, San Antonio, Texas; and one brother, Verness Ketter, Chillicothe, Missouri.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Friday, July 12, 2013 at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum, St. Joseph. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon on Thursday. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday, with a Parish Rosary at 7 pm in the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Cathedral of St. Joseph or Bishop LeBlond High School

Lois N. Rosenauer

June 29, 2013

Lois N. Rosenauer, 72, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Lois was born on October 18, 1940 in Gower, Missouri to Robert and Reba (Musser) Patterson. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Mitchell Rosenauer, Jr.; grandson, David Painter, Jr. and one sister, Alice Fisher.

Survivors include her husband, Mitchell G. Rosenauer, Sr. they were united in marriage in 1957; two daughters, Kathy Hoffman and Rhonda Painter; two sisters, Helen Callahan, Mary Patterson; two brothers, Robert L. and William Patterson; one grandson, Frederick Hoffman; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services 12:00 noon Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Tuesday.

Willis, Dorman “Willie” H.

June 29, 2013

Dorman “Willie” H. Willis, 85, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2013,
at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Willie was born and raised in Nortonville, Kansas. He joined the US Navy when he was just 17. Following his time in the military, he worked for the Santa Fe Railroad; He retired from Rockwell International in 1990 after 28 years of service. He was a member of Deer Park Grace United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling and fishing.

He married Roberta “Bert” Mitchell on June 11, 1966 and had celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include daughters, Peggy (Kevin) Cluck, Penny Willis and Pamela (Jim) Tapee, all of St. Joseph, MO, Julie (Allen Carter) Adams, Fargo, ND, Paula (John) Shelly, Conover, NC, seven grandchildren, Jaymi, Jayna, Chase, Kristyn, Andrea, Courtney and Mitchell; four great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Allie, Gabriella and Jhaze; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Willie was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12 Noon Sunday at the Chapel where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

The family suggests memorials to Deer Park Grace United Methodist Church.

Lovell, Cathy Ann

June 27, 2013

Cathy Ann Lovell of St. Joseph, MO, passed away June 27, 2013.

She is survived by husband Johnny R. Lovell; step-son Jeremy Lovell and wife Dina; and grandchildren, Jeremiah, Quenton, Katlee, Isaih and Thomas; step-daughter, Natalie Burgess and husband Brandon and grandson, Brodie, of Trenton, MO and sister, Hazel Atkinson of Long Island, New York.

Cathy was raised in Joplin, MO. She graduated high school and junior college in Grand Junction, Colorado. Cathy and Johnny have traveled 48 states by motorcycle the past thirteen years happily.

Cathy worked at Norty’s for thrirteen years and the past eight years at Hammerhead’s on Belt Highway.

She will be missed by all her friends and family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to your favorite animal shelter and rescue in her name. Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

McCallan, Alfred G.

June 26, 2013

Alfred G. McCallan, 73, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at his home.

Alfred was born on November 10, 1939 in Blair, Kansas to Alfred W. and Marie McCallan. Who preceded him in death also preceded in death by brother, Thomas Eugene McCallan and sister, Kathlyeen Webb.

On July 11, 1958 he married Hilah Judith “Judy” Dale. She survives of the home.

He is also survived by daughters, Teresa (Dave) Wilson, Lisa (Mike) Hanshaw, Melicia (Tommy Langley) Griffith and Felicia McCallan, of St. Joseph; one son, Alfred Joseph “Sonny” (Brenda) McCallan, III, of Le Mars, Iowa; brother, James Lee William (Gladys) McCallan, Tarkio, MO; 13 grandchilden, several great-grandchildren and extended family. Alfred served in the Army in Korea as a Radio Teletype Operator / Cryptologist.

Services 1:30 PM Friday, June 28, 2013 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

Noll, Trilby D.

June 26, 2013

Topeka, Kansas-Trilby Deanne Noll, 65, went home to be with her Lord on Monday, June 24, 2013 surrounded by family and friends.

Trilby was born on October 3, 1947 in Wichita, Kansas, the daughter of Dean Edward and Jeraldine (Johnson) Noll. She graduated from Southeast High School in 1965. She married Bud Spillman on July 3, 1968. They later divorced and remain close friends. She married Ronnie O’Rourke in 2000 thru 2009 and he preceded her in death in 2012.

Her daughter, Tressa Lynne Spillman, preceded her mother in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her step-son, Michael O’Rourke.

Trilby worked in Topeka as a Para-Professional for the Shawnee Heights School District. While in St. Joseph, she worked at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel.

She attended Fellowship Bible Church. She was baptized in July, 2012, with family and friends celebrating.

Trilby is survived by her daughter, Erika (Matthew) Conard, three grandchildren, MacKinzie, Madisun and Max of St. Joseph, MO; a sister Elisa (Jerry) Baker; her niece, Heidi (Rob) Pitman and children; Ashlyn and Jarrett, a nephew, Tad (Andrea) Baker and children; Brock and Camden; her aunt Donna Noll and uncle Robert Bruce of Wichita, KS; eight step-children; many other relatives and a multitude of friends.

Visitation will be held Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO. A Memorial Service will be held one month later on Friday, July 26, 2013, 10:30 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, Topeka, KS.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent for her grandchildren’s college fund, in Trilby’s name. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Pettijohn, Brent

June 26, 2013

Brent Alan Pettijohn, 50, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Brent was born on September 23, 1962 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Wesley and Dorothy (Castle) Pettijohn. He graduated from Missouri Western with a Bachelor’s degree, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Spanish.

He worked for Progressive Community services and United Cerebral Palsy as a case worker. He planned the “No More Stares” Conferences in St. Joseph.

Brent was a member of the Red Cross, United Cerebral Palsy, and was featured in “Who’s Who in America” because of his 4.0 grade point average in college.

Brent was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents, Orten and Bertha Pettijohn, and maternal grandparents, Forrest and Pansy Castle.

Surviving family includes mother, Dorothy Pettijohn, of St. Joseph; sisters, Nancy (Don) Arn, Pittsburg, Missouri; Karen (Larry) Sparks, Grain Valley; Janice (David) Wood, Nixa, Missouri; 6 nieces and nephews and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mr. Pettijohn has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be a private family memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation of Northwest Missouri, 3303 Frederick Ave., St Joseph, MO 64506.

Howard, Ruth

June 24, 2013

Ruth Howard, 89, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013 at her home.

Ruth was born August 18, 1923, in Craig Missouri, where she attended first grade at Kelso School. Their family moved to Forest City in 1929, where she attended Union School and later graduated from Oregon High School.

From 1942-1949 she worked for Meadow Gold Dairy, Woolworth’s food counter and later for Noma Lights. In 1999 she began working for MoKan and the Senior Center. Of all the jobs Ruth had done, the most enjoyable job to her was working at the Senior Center, because of the great people at the Center.

Ruth’s hobbies included quilting, crocheting, sewing, gardening and fishing. Ruth had made many quilts throughout her life, several of which were donated to the Senior Center.

Ruth was baptized at Union Church in Oregon, MO; and was a lady of great faith. She was everybody’s friend, who would do anything for anybody.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn (John) Hubach, Rea, Missouri; two sisters Esther Markt and Rosalee Pinson both of Savannah, Missouri; 5 grandchildren, J.B. Mullins, Chris Mullins, Jamie Raymo, Johnnie Hubach, Jr. and Angie Wheeler and 8 great grandchildren.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Jonathon and Alberta (Fortner) Herr; her daughter, Jaloyce Weisz; brothers, Clayton and John Robert Herr; and a granddaughter, Teresa Hubach.

The family will receive friends 10:00-11:00 am Wednesday at Whitesville Baptist Church, Whitesville, MO, where a Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 am. A Private Family Interment at Whitesville Cemetery will be held prior to public visitation and services. Arrangements under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

A funeral luncheon will be served following the service.

Per Ruth’s requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Andrew County Senior Center.

Danbury, Jerry Richard

June 24, 2013

Jerry Richard Danbury, 78, died June 23 at a local hospital. He was born January 5, 1935 in St. Joseph, Mo. to George Ellis and Ina Nadine (Ballard) Danbury. He was baptized at Mitchell Park Christian Church in his youth. Jerry was employed at Danbury Service Station, Dugdale Packing Co., and retired from the St. Joseph News-Press in 1999. He was a 1953 graduate of Central High School and served two years in the Missouri Air National Guard. He married Charlotte Arleene Shaw in 1956 and they are the parents of four children. Jerry was a three-time cancer survivor. He was loved by his family and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Danny Lee. He is survived by his four children, Leslie (Bill) Kinkead, Highland, KS; Jerry M. (Gwenda), Kansas City, MO; James (Monica), St. Joseph and Lisa Danbury, Kansas City, MO; his long-time companion of 38 years, Maxine Moore; and nine grandchildren, one great-grandson and two nephews (Las Vegas, NV).
Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation after 12:00 noon Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Donations may be made to Katty Shack Animal Rescue, Smithville, MO or the Humane Society of St. Joseph.

Arrasmith, Martin

June 21, 2013

Martin Arrasmith, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 after a lengthy illness.

Martin was born on November 23, 1949 in North Bend, Oregon to Oscar and Doris (Chapin) Arrasmith.

He was a 1968 graduate of Lafayette High School and served in the United States Navy.

Martin was preceded in death by his father, Oscar and brother, Warren Arrasmith.

Surviving family includes, mother, Doris Jean Burchett, St. Joseph; son, Dennis (Rachel) Arrasmith, Salisbury, North Carolina; 3 granddaughters with 1 on the way, sister, Barbarah McClain, Texas; 2 nieces, 2 nephews, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Inurnment Armstrong Cemetery, in Rushville Missouri at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Brant, Britt Edwin

June 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

(Springs) McQueen, Doris

June 15, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hannah-Geha, Kathryn

June 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Jagodzinski) Rowland, Mary V.

June 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smart, Dorothy Elizabeth

June 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Heart Association.

Kendel, Fannie Marie

June 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Lawhon) Long, Beverly Jean

June 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Patee Park Food Pantry.

Armstrong, Stephen E.

June 8, 2013

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

Stull, Doug

June 8, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Michaels, Amber Forrest

June 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sollars, Patricia “Pat”

June 5, 2013

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

Burris, Barbara J.

June 5, 2013

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

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

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

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

Mollus, Barbara “Bobby”

June 5, 2013

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

Christ, Charles “Eugene”

June 5, 2013

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

Weiland, John R.

June 5, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hopkins, Jr., Dr. George Theodore

June 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Dawaliby) Habeeb, Wydia “Dee”

May 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Curran, Wilma Fern

May 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warner, Lynda K.

May 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

Pummell, Jr. Donald E.

May 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Pfeffer, Marie “Bebe”

May 24, 2013

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

Hurst, Muriel C.

May 23, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests Memorial Donations to Wyatt Park Christian Church.

Mollus, Frank

May 23, 2013

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

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

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

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

Frank was preceded in death by a grandson.

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

Inurnment High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, Missouri.

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

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

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

Van Meter, A. Warren

May 20, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Services 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Calvary Baptist Church.

Culver, Lavonne E.

May 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Fisher, Francis Joseph

May 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Eagle has landed.

Gregory, Robert “Rob” Michael

May 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Swinchoski, Edwin F.

May 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cole, Ed

May 13, 2013

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

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

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

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

Myers, Vicky Lynn

May 12, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Vicky was preceded in death by her parents.

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

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

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

Pickett, John David

May 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sipes, Betty Jean

May 10, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Arlene May

May 9, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kiefer, Albert Lee

May 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harding, Jeanne

May 6, 2013

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

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

She was preceded in death by her father.

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

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

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army.

Johnson, Sr., William Ray “Bill”

May 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

Prescher, Betty Jean

May 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Agency Christian Church.

Cruzen, Carol Ann

May 2, 2013

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

Johnston, Reginald G.

April 29, 2013

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

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

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

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Reggie was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

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

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

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

Clark, Dessa Faye

April 26, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Private Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Delaney, Dorothy M. (Parrish)

April 25, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knapp, Doris D.

April 24, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hickok, Raymond C.

April 21, 2013

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

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

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

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

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

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

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

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

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

Combs, Jr. Raymond

April 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cortner, Larry Clyde

April 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Evans, Addah Lee

April 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggest memorial contributions to American Cancer Society.

Sollars, Sr. Jerry E.

April 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Hurst, Robert

April 17, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

Rickel, Tommie E.

April 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Weber, Millie M.

April 16, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kerns, Frances E.

April 11, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorials to AseraCare Hospice of Savannah.

Lammers, Millie

April 9, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hubbard, Mace Charleton

April 9, 2013

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

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

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

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

Mace touched the lives of many people in the community.

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

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

Sutton, Jr., Jake

April 8, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Plymell, William H.

April 8, 2013

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

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

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

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

McLean, Melvin K.

April 8, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Curran, Raymond V.

April 8, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rosary 6:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Coon, Sr., George

April 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hurst, Dorothy Caroline

April 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guests will be greeted from 10:00 AM.

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

Burks, Sue

April 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association.

Pfleiderer, Brent D.

April 6, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johnson, Effie

April 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kump, Ferrell Z.

April 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Williams, Alan

April 2, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hallowell, Sara Marie

March 29, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lyles, Harold “Butch” Sanford

March 29, 2013

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

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

He was a Christian.

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

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

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

Knechtenhofer, Robert Steven “Steve”

March 29, 2013

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

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

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

Steve was preceded in death by his grandparents.

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

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

Steve was truly a gentleman, very artistic and creative.

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

Simpson, Virgil D.

March 28, 2013

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

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

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

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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

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

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

The family suggests memorials to Green Valley Baptist Church.

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