Combs, Charles L. “Chuck”

July 23, 2012

Charles L.”Chuck” Combs, 80, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, July 20, 2012 at a local health care facility.

Chuck was born on July 13, 1932 in St. Joseph, MO to Raymond and Nina
Blanche (Cline) Combs, Sr. He was a lifelong St. Joseph resident, a 1950 graduate of Central High School and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, formerly Second Presbyterian Church. Chuck served in the Navy, in the Atlantic, during the Korean Conflict. He owned and operated East End Hardware for ten years. He later worked for American Electric Company for over twenty years, retiring on March 28, 1997.

Chuck spent a lot of time with his 1949-50 class; and Pony Express Kickers and Tangle Foot Squares Dance Clubs.

On July 22, 1954, Chuck married Carole A. Buis at Second Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph. She passed away on March 19, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert L. Combs.

Chuck is survived by Jeanie Newton, his closest companion for the last nine years; three sons, Curt Combs, Craig Combs, St. Joseph, MO and Chad Combs, Kansas City, MO; daughter, Cara Bergman, St. Joseph, MO; one brother, Raymond Combs, Jr., St. Joseph, MO; ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests Memorials to Trinity Presbyterian Church or American Cancer Society.

Liles, Mary Teresa

July 23, 2012

Mary Teresa Liles, 66, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Mary was surrounded by family and friends who loved her very much as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and as a teacher.

Mary was born on September 29, 1945 to Roland Brown “R.B.” and Lorraine (Reardon) Plummer in Plattsburg, Missouri. She was raised in Plattsburg, Missouri and graduated from Plattsburg High School and Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Education.

Mrs. Liles began a long and rewarding teaching career at Hickman Mills School District in Kansas City, Missouri. In 1974 she moved to St. Joseph and taught at Hosea Elementary and St. Francis Xavier Elementary School for nearly 24 years, retiring in May 2012. The number of children she impacted is too numerous to mention and Mary was proud and loved each of them.

In addition to her teaching career, Mrs. Liles was employed with Dillard’s for over 10 years.

Mary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and Junior League of St. Joseph.

Mary married Gary Liles on June 28, 1969 in Plattsburg, Missouri, to that union 5 children were born.

Mrs. Liles is survived by her husband, Gary, of the home; a daughter, Megan (Matthew) Cobb, St. Joseph, MO; 4 sons; Matthew, Andrew (Clara), and Peter Liles, of St. Joseph and Benjamin Liles, Austin, TX.; 5 grandchildren; Henry D., Lucy L and Mary K. Liles and Samuel W. and Margaret R. Cobb; 4 sisters, Kathleen (Ray) Clarke, Kansas City, MO; Patricia Downey, Lathrop, MO; Margaret (Wayne) Miller, St. Joseph, MO; Helen (Jay) Pipes, Plattsburg, MO; a brother, Charles Plummer, Liberty, MO and aunt, Pauline Reardon, St. Joseph, MO.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law, Judy Plummer.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be held 9:00am-3:00pm Wednesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mrs. Liles will be removed from our chapel to arrive at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where a Prayer Service will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday. The family will receive friends following the prayer service at the church until 8:00pm.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

Daly, Thaddeus J.

July 20, 2012

Thaddeus J. Daly, 29, of St. Joseph, passed away July 20, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Thaddeus was born on September 7, 1982 in Kansas City, Missouri to John and Katherine (Blachly) Daly.

He graduated from Saint Francis Xavier Catholic School and Central High School

He was a member of the Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Thaddeus was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Don and Elaine Blachly, and paternal grandparents, Thomas V. and Rose Marie Daly.

Surviving family includes his parents, brothers, Todd P. (Amanda) and Shaun P. (Melissa) Daly, all of St. Joseph; and sister, Elaine M. (Derek) Richey, of Gower, MO; Aunts, Uncles, and numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

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

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Sunday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Valley Hope Treatment Center, Booneville, Missouri.

Wyland, Leo V.

July 20, 2012

Jacob “Leo” Verdean Wyland, passed away peacefully on July 18, 2012. He was one of seven children born to Virgil and Nellie Wyland, Nov. 14, 1928 in Onawa, IA. He was married to Lois (Leap) for 51 years.
He was preceded in death by Lois, his parents and two brothers. He is survived by his five children, Ellen Riggs, Daniel Wyland, William Wyland, Christine Evans and Amy Parks, 11 loving grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren as well as two brothers and two sisters.

Leo was a carpenter for many years, with his own remodeling business in St. Joseph, MO, where he lived for 45 years, before retiring to a farm in Clarksdale, MO. He worked for nearly 30 years for Wire Rope Corp. He loved to fish, read, grow a small garden and play solitaire. He was a member of the Lions Club and a 46-year member of AA, sponsoring many new members and maintaining their facility. He was a tireless worker who seemed to rarely sleep. He leaves us with a beautiful legacy of the value of hard, honest work, an optimistic nature, a wonderful sense of humor, an appreciation of life, a grateful heart and enduring, unconditional love.

Memorial Service will be Monday, 3pm July 23, visitation at 1:30 pm at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions to a Leo Wyland AA memorial may be sent in care of the funeral home. With love and faith we commend him to God’s care.

Williams, Harvey

July 19, 2012

Harvey Williams, 67, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2012, at a local hospital.

Harvey was born in Blue Point, New York on January 26, 1945 to William and Elsa Williams. He was of the Baptist Faith.

He was a gentle soul, a devoted son and brother and adored his nieces and nephews. He had a green thumb and loved music and old movies

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Velma Williams and a brother-in-law, Jack Wilcox.

He is survived by two brothers John Williams (Florence), Tulsa, OK; William Williams (Judy), Frenso, Ca; a sister, Wendy Wilcox, St. Joseph, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Williams has been cremated, a Memorial Service will be held a later date. A register page will be available for friends to sign. Inurnment will be at Washington Memorial Park Cemetery in Coram, NY.

Wallace, Barbara J.

July 15, 2012

Barbara Jo (Sipe) Wallace, 64, St. Joseph, went home to be with the Lord, Sunday, July 15, 2012.

Barbara was born on September 13, 1947 to Homer and Josephine Sipe.

She graduated from Lafayette High School in 1965. December 27, 1965, she married the love of her life, Harry Elmer Wallace. He survives of the home.

Barbara worked at Western Robidoux Printing for 15 years in the office. From 1995 to 2008 Harry and Barb were owners of Ryan’s Sports Bar & Grill in Kirksville, Missouri.

In 2007 they moved back to St. Joseph to be close to their family. She enjoyed reading, gardening, and being with her grandchildren. She was a Christian and attended Savannah Avenue Baptist Church and Wyatt Park Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and in-laws, Mary and Eddie Zeltwanger.

Surviving family includes husband Harry Wallace, son, Jeff (Lori) Wallace, brothers, Don (Carolyn) Sipe and Bill Sipe; sister-in-laws, Connie Burri, Shirley (Fred) Schoenlab, Tammy Sakaguchi and Robin Zeltwanger. Grandchildren, Ryan and Tanner Leeann Wallace; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will have a private Memorial service at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Wing, Mary Jane (Rees)

July 15, 2012

Mary Jane Wing, 92 of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2012 with her family by her side.
At her request, no service will be held.
Born Mary Jane Rees, April 8, 1920 in Hamburg, Iowa; Mary lived in Hamburg until at age 9. She and her family moved to St. Joseph. Mary was a 1938 graduate of Central High School.
On August 26, 1938, she took the married name of Wing in matrimony to Kenneth T. Wing of St. Joseph. She followed Kenneth as long as she could during WWII, trying to stay as close as she could to his duty stations. During this period she took printing jobs in Spokane, WA, Jacksonville, FL, Norman, OK, and San Diego, CA. Most notably, Mary was a member of the International Typographical Union of which she was extremely proud of the fact that a pin was made especially for her, as the standard pin was made for a man’s suit lapel. Upon honorable discharge from the Navy, Mary joined Kenneth working together at Wing Printing Company, St. Joseph. The rest of her life was dedicated to Kenneth, the family business, and raising their two children; Roger and Janice.
Mary was a bit of an artist. She enjoyed sketching and drawing subjects of detail. Her common drawings were that of trees, the individual leaves and branches and animals.
She was a dedicated wife, and mother. From beginning to end she stood by her husband’s side and cared for him completely during his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Their life together was a true testimony to the commitment of man and wife.
Mary wished to have named her immediate family members and their family. Husband, Kenneth T. Wing, Father and Mother, James & Mary Evelyn Rees and Brothers, Cal Rees and Blaine Rees all deceased. She leaves the following survivors: Roger Wing (son) and his wife Mary and their family; Keith (grandson) his wife Jenny and their children Mallory & Ethan (great-grandchildren); and Mark (grandson). Janice Wing Ferguson (daughter) and her husband Roy Ferguson and their family; Denice (granddaughter) and her husband Tyson Hector and their children Henry, Maxwell and Madison (great-grandchildren). Brandon (grandson) and his wife Christy and their children Alexis and Cash (great-grandchildren); Devin (grandson) and his wife Danielle their daughter Amelia (great-grandchild). Cousin Nancy Tilton as well as her numerous nieces, nephews and extended members.
According to her wishes, Mrs. Wing has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, and as she desired, there will be no visitation or services. The family suggests Memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Guardado, Joseph “Mike”

July 15, 2012

Joseph “Mike” Guardado, 64, St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, July 13, 2012, at Heartland Hospital.

He was born on February 19, 1948 to Pedro and Josephine (Lopez) Guardado.

Mike married Lynette Bundy on December 31, 1988. She survives of the home.

Mike was an IBEW Electrician in St. Joseph until he went to work for General Motors at Fairfax in Kansas, retiring January 1, 2011.

Mike was a member of Knights of Columbus #5067, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Moila Shrine, Key Stone Cops of Moila, and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where he and Lynette were hospitality servers.

He served in the Army from 1968 to 1970, serving at Fort Holabird, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Louis and Pedro “Pete” Guardado; and infant sister Kathy.

Also surviving Lynette; daughter, Ashley (Matt) Thrasher, son, Brandon (Erin) Guardado, step-son, Derek (Rachel) Rush, all of St. Joseph; three granddaughters, and one grandson; brothers, Raymond (Janet), Robert (Barbara), Charles (Donna), Frank (Kris), and Albert (Debbie) Guardado; sisters, Juanita (Ralph) Cruz, Theresa (Gary) Westcott, Pauline Mejia, Carmen (Frank) Ellis, Delores Dyer, Anna (Ronald) Reno, Lupe (Warren) Sparks, and Maggie (Marty) Schnabel and sisters-in-law Patty and Deigh-Ann Guardado

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Private family Inurnment, Mount Olivet Cemetery, at a later date.

Parish Rosary 6:00 PM Monday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Monday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Mr. Guardado will be removed from our chapel at 4:00 PM Monday to arrive at the church, where the family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 PM.

The family suggests Memorial Contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Root, Gerald “Perk”

July 15, 2012

Gerald “Perk” Root, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Gerald was born in St. Joseph on June 25, 1921, to George and Merle (Edmonds) Root.

He was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during WW II from 1942 – 1945. He worked for St. Joseph Water Company for 35 years, retiring as an operating engineer.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; son, George E. Root; two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his children, Gwen (Ted) Davis, Jan Espey; Patty Root (Tom), Jerry (Karla) Root; Lisa Root, and Penny (Thad) Weston; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three nephews, Terry L. Root, Larry and Scott Garrity.

Gerald was a loving and giving father and grandfather.

Services 10:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Allan Lane officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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.

The family suggests memorials to American Cancer Society.

Pfleiderer, Lucille “Lou”

July 11, 2012

Lucille “Lou” Pfleiderer, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away, Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at a local healthcare facility.

Lou was born on August 26, 1931 in St. Joseph, to Jewell and Dorothy Jane (Shipley) Stallard.

Lou married Ernest “Bud” Pfleiderer on November 11, 1949 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

She was the manager of the Credit Union at Quaker Oats, and was a homemaker. Lou was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She was also a member of the Welcome Wagon, and an avid bowler. She enjoyed her kids and grandkids and dedicated her life to their wants and joys.

Lou is preceded in death by her parents, son, Don Pfleiderer, and sister, H. Jane Shell.

Surviving family includes son, Steve (Julie) Pfleiderer, daughters, Luanne (Brad) Haggard and Angela (Matt) Dorsey, all of St. Joseph; daughter, Joyce Pfleiderer, of Austin, Texas; sister, Peggy Stallard, of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Renee Lowry, Keli Consolver, Bryan Pfleiderder, Tyler Dorsey, Michelle Pruitt, Shawn Navinsky, Brycen Haggard, Abby Dorsey, Brandon Navinsky, Kimberly Stonecipher, Cassie Haggard; and six great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 AM Friday, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Parish Rosary 6:00 PM Thursday, where the family will receive friends until 8:00 PM following the Rosary.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Elkins, Daniel E.

July 11, 2012

Daniel E. Elkins, 61, of St. Joseph, MO passed away Tuesday, July 10,
2012 at a local health care facility.

Daniel was born January 8, 1951 in Maryville, MO to Wheaton E. and Jean (Phares) Elkins. He graduated from Savannah H.S. and from MWSU.
On November 25, 1972 he married Ann Judah in Savannah, MO. He owned and operated D.E. Contracting, Inc. for the past 18 years.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Ann; son, Wheaton Elkins; mother Jean Elkins; brothers, Sam and Randy Elkins; brothers-in-law, Don and Charlie Judah, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Throughout his life Dan enjoyed fast-pitch softball, scuba diving, sailing and boating, playing bass guitar, motorcycling, cooking, and Jayhawk basketball. He supported AFL-CIO adopt-a-family, United Way and donated excavation to various projects including Habitat for Humanity and MWSU clock tower.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Friends of the Free Clinic” at 904 S 10th, Ste A, St. Joseph, MO 64503

Linebarger, Geraldine Jane “Lind”

July 8, 2012

Geraldine Jane “Lind” Linebarger, 88, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at her son’s residence in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Geraldine was born on July 18, 1923, in Kansas City, Kansas.

She worked as a collection clerk for J.C. Penney Regional Credit Office in Kansas City. She was a member of Hillcrest Christian Church and was a member of the Bell Choir, C.W.F. and the Keenagers. She enjoyed her crafts group at Roeland Park Senior Center; and Trailblazers group. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She married H. Fred Linebarger on March 2, 1945. He passed away on December 27, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Mary Jane (Street) Lind; and sister, Barbara Lind.

Survivors include two sons, Robert (Suzy) Linebarger, St. Joseph, Missouri and Henry Fred (Mary) Linebarger, Jr., St. Charles, Illinois; Sister, Ellen Jeanette Hudson, Maysville, Missouri; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Hillcrest Christian Church, 11411 Quivira Road, Overland Park, Kansas under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A reception will follow the service at the Church.

The family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Ruby Helen (Botts)

July 8, 2012

Ruby Helen (Botts) Miller, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 6, 2012, at her home.

Ruby was born on December 4, 1920, in Akron, Colorado, to Willard and Ethel (Slover) Botts. She grew up in Maysville, MO and lived most of her life in St. Joseph, MO. .

In 1936, Ruby married Joseph Jarzembowski. From that union, two daughters were born. She married A. J. Miller in November, 1941. From that union, two daughters and three sons were born. He preceded her in death, along with her parents; brother Willard “Bud” Botts; sister, Geneva Ganote; sons, Dennis, Martin and Ricky Miller and grandsons, A.J. and Willy Dale.

Ruby was a homemaker as her children were growing up. Later, after her husband died, she worked for Whitaker Cable Corp.

Survivors include her daughters, Carolyn (Richard) Woods, Judy (Lynn) Keesler and Tracy Rocha, all of St. Joseph; and Shirley (Andy) Parker, Tucson, AZ; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller has been cremated. Memorial Service 7:00 p.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hospice or to Old School Presbyterian Cemetery, Stewartsville, MO.

Parker, Virgina P.

July 5, 2012

Troy, Kansas – Virginia P. Parker, 88, passed away Monday, July 2, 2012.

Virginia was born July 6, 1923, in St. Joseph, MO, to Robert and Polly (Sollars) Hanlin.
On April 1, 1940, Virginia was united in marriage to Ray Parker. To this union, three children were born.

Virginia Parker worked along side her husband Ray Parker in their Western Auto Store in Troy, Kansas, for 15 years, as well as their Parker Auto Supply Store. Virginia was a member of the Troy Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bernice Grove and sister, Verline Lock.

Survivors include husband, Ray A. Parker, Sr.; two sons, Ray A. Parker, Jr. of Overland Park, Kansas and Rodney M. Parker of Troy, Kansas; and one daughter, Sherry L. Duley of Rolla, MO. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at Ashland Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO. Viewing will begin after 12:00 noon Thursday at the Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Troy Ambulance Fund, c/o Troy City Hall, 137 West Walnut, Troy, KS 66087

Anderson, Daniel B.

June 29, 2012

Daniel Bryant Anderson, 48, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Daniel was born on September 28, 1963, in Excelsior Springs, MO, to Daniel W. and Delores (Kimberlin) Anderson.
He was a graduate of Missouri Western State University. Following high school, he served in the U.S.Navy. He attended Caring First Church and was a loving, caring Christian, who always put others before himself.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Delores Kimerlin Gaston; maternal grandparents, Isabell & Woodrow Kimberlin and Tamera Ranscht.

Survivors include his son, Austin Anderson, Cameron, MO; two daughters, Janessa Anderson, Trimble, MO and Rosalee Ann Anderson, St. Joseph, MO; father, Daniel Wayne Anderson, Belleview, NE; step-mother, Molly Anderson, of Shrewsbury, PA; sisters, Vickie Blakley, Ferris, TX, Tiffany Johnson, St. Joseph, MO, Autumn Anderson, Belleview, NE, Corrina Lynn, Parkville, MD; brother, Price Anderson, Baltimore, MD and aunt, Jenny Kimberlin, Broomfield, MO.

Celebration of Life 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Veraguth, Rusty Loy

June 27, 2012

Rusty Loy Veraguth, 49, passed away on Sunday, June 24th, 2012, at his home in Kansas City, Mo.
Rusty was born on Sept. 16th, 1962 in St. Joseph, Mo. He lived in Cosby, Mo. most of his life. He graduated from Savannah, Mo. High School in 1980.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Bonnie Fanning, Loy and Virginia Fanning, paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Veraguth
He is survived by his fiancée, Kelly Roy, of the home; parents, Jack and Paula Veraguth and brother, Toby Veraguth of Cosby, Mo and lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. He was deeply loved by everyone and never knew a stranger.
He worked for Harvester’s Food Bank, as a truck driver, for 10 years in KC.
He was proud to be a Past Master Mason for the Freemason’s, Temple Gate #299
Rusty will be greatly missed by everyone and he was an exemplary person after whom all should model themselves.
Services 1:00 pm Friday, June 29th, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel in St. Joseph, Mo. Visitation will begin after 12:00 pm Thursday, at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5-8 pm Thursday.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the America Cancer Society or Harvester’s Community Food Bank.

Ivaskewitz, Stephen L.

June 27, 2012

Stephen L. Ivaskewitz, 96, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away June 23 at Abbey Woods Care Center. Mr. Ivaskewitz was a resident of St. Joseph since 1951 when he moved here from North Haven, CT, with the Wire Rope Corporation of America. Mr. Ivaskewitz helped settle Wire Rope in St. Joseph and worked 44 years with the company until his retirement in 1980.

He was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church for over 60 years. In 1961 he became a member of the Knights of Columbus, joining St. Joseph Council 571 and became a Fourth Degree Knight in 1971 joining the K of C Assembly 569. Steve recently celebrated his 50 years of service to the Order in 2011.

Mr. Ivaskewitz was married to Mary G. Ivaskewitz for 52 years who pre-deceased him in August 1988 at age 77. He leaves one son, Joseph S. Ivaskewitz, USN-Ret., and daughter-in-law, Marie A. Ivaskewitz, of Ocala, FL. He had one grandson, Daniel J. Ivaskewitz, who pre-deceased him in 2001. He has two additional grandchildren, Mr. Timothy J. Ivaskewitz and his wife Rhea, of Post Falls, ID; and Ms. Kelley M. Ivaskewitz and his great-granddaughter, Danika L. Ivaskewitz, both of Rathdrum, ID.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday
evening. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the Knight of Columbus Council #5960, Wheelchair Fund, P.O. Box 241, Ocala, FL 34478

Hagan, JoAnn

June 24, 2012

JoAnn Hagan, 73, St. Joseph, MO, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 23, 2012, surrounded by her family at the Shepherd House.

JoAnn was born on March 12, 1939, in St. Joseph to John and Edna Mae (Helmer) Sonderegger. She was a 1957 graduate of Central High School. She was a member and served as a deacon at Brookdale Presbyterian Church. She was a Church youth leader and was active with Girl Scouts and active in the PTA. She was a very crafty lady who enjoyed sewing, painting and working with various crafts. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Larry Sonderegger.

She married Melvin “Junior” Hagan on September 6, 1957 in St. Joseph. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her daughter, Debbie Pinzino and her children, Chad, Andrea, Scott (Kristin) and Kaitlyn; son, Mark (Diane) Hagan and their daughter, Cassie; daughter, Becky (Mark) Zuptich, and their sons Josh and Jonathan; three great-grandchildren; brother, John (Nancy) Sonderegger; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Special thanks to Church friends and sisters in Christ for their special care and friendships.

Services 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Brookdale Presbyterian Church. Interment Memorial Park 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. Tuesday evening. Mrs. Hagan will be removed from our Chapel Wednesday morning to arrive at the Church one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the MS Society or to Brookdale Presbyterian Church.

Noland, Donna Kay

June 18, 2012

Donna Kay (Hampton) Noland, 67, of Easton, Missouri passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at the University of Kansas Hospital.

Donna was born on November 13, 1944 in Gallatin, Missouri to M. Ross and Neva F. (Terry) Hampton.

She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Three Angels Church, where she volunteered with many outreach programs. She was an avid bowler.

She was preceded in death by her father and one nephew, Kurt.

Donna married Howard F. Noland on March 25, 1965 in Troy, Kansas. He survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one daughter, Shawna Streeby, husband Brad, Easton; Buster Brown; two sisters, Terry Thompson, Easton, and Mary Jo Siela, Gower; her mother, Neva McKinnon, St. Joseph; four grandchildren, Bria, Olivia, Lance and Kayce. She was a dedicated Aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Noland has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A Celebration of Donna’s life will be held at a later date.

Myers, Arline

June 18, 2012

Arline Myers, 89, St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2012, at home after a short battle with acute leukemia, surrounded by her family.

Arline was born to the late Adele and Vinton Silverthorn on February 17, 1923, in St. Joseph. She graduated from Central High School in 1939, and Platte Business School, in 1940. She married Earl Myers on November 21, 1941. They made their home in St. Joseph after Earl returned from WWII and completed college in Rolla, MO. They were married 69 years. Earl survives of the home.

Arline worked at Swift while Earl was overseas and she taught knitting at Sears for many years. She was a wonderful homemaker, loving mother, seamstress, and gardener. She and Earl spent many years creating and tending the gardens at Robidoux Row. They were among the first “twenty who count” in the 1990’s by the St. Joseph News Press for this work. Her true passion was playing bridge. Arlene played in many clubs and felt great companionship with her “bridge buddies”, who supported her through out her illness with their many cards and prayers

She was preceded in death by her son Michael and her nephew Stephen.

Arline is survived by her daughter Julia Mosher (Craig), sister, Doris Siggins of Shawnee
Mission, KS; brother, Arthur, of Coquille, OR and grandsons Christopher
(Merrilee), Andy (Meredith), Aaron, and Jack, and great grandchildren Colton,
Carsyn, Quinn, and Cameron due in July, and nieces and nephews Linda Jennings of Overland Park, KS.Steven Silverthorn, Lakewood, CO; Peggy Thompson, Broomfield, CO, Patty Silverthorn, Reston, VA; and Paula Oxford, Arvada, CO. Gene and Doug Shoots, Barbara Reiser, and Lynn Ambrozi, all of St. Joseph.

Arline has been cremated per her request and a memorial gathering will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Robidoux Row.

Reiner, Florence L.

June 18, 2012

Florence L. Reiner, 96, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2012 at a local health care center.

Florence was born on August 15, 1915 in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri to Pius and Clara Guethle. She was a homemaker and of the Catholic Faith.

She married Eugene F. Reiner. He preceded her in death in 1979. She was also preceded by her parents and three daughters, Roberta Cudworth and Clara Rose and Karen Reiner.

Survivors include three sons, Robert, John and Kenneth Reiner; one daughter Delores Hoover; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Prayer service 1:30pm Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the Horigan Chapel at Mt. Olivet Cemetery under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Horigan Chapel.

The family requests memorials contributions to the Leukemia Association.

Marmaud, John

June 16, 2012

John Marmaud, 58, St. Joseph, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at his home.

John was born on June 23, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York to Joe and Emma (Foote) Marmaud.

John was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving family includes wife, Jeannie (Grogan) Marmaud, of the home; daughters, Elizabeth and Ashley Grogan, Greensboro, North Carolina; brothers, Joe Marmaud (Deb), of St. Joseph; and Niles Marmaud, Long Island, New York; sisters, Marilyn Brandstoettner (Walter), Grand Junction, CO, Janice LoBuono (Frank), South Beach, NY.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Joan Porter (Robert).

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

Memorial Mass 1:00 PM Saturday, June 23, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, to alleviate funeral expenses.

Gilkey, Lena Catherine (Becerra)

June 16, 2012

Lena (Becerra) Gilkey, 70, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012, after a long brave battle with Lymphoma.

Lena was born September 23, 1941, in St. Joseph, to Pablo and Marcelina Becerra. She was a 1960 graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart. On February 11, 1961, she married Joe Gilkey at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Lena worked at St. Joseph “Sisters” Hospital while attending high school. Later, she worked for H.D. Lee Co. and North Belt K-Mart. After retiring, she spent time visiting friends and vacationing in Perham, Minnesota and also spending more time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Joe Gilkey; her children Christopher (Maureen) Gilkey, of Lee’s Summit, MO and Christine (Michael) Maciolek, Castle Rock, CO; grandchildren, Erin, Ethan, Mary Kate Gilkey and Mia, Chloe Maciolek; brothers, Charles (Kay) Becerra, Mesa, AZ, Stephen (Gerry) Becerra, Paul (Linda) Becerra and Tom (Judy) Becerra; two sisters, Lola (Mike) Sprague and Mary Wright, all of St. Joseph; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Lena was preceded in death by parents; sister, Benita Peters and brothers, Leo, Raymond and Robert Becerra and Octaviano Delgado and Leo Lopez.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Sunday, followed by visitation until 8:30 p.m.

Memorials can be made to Mid-America Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6811 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 202, Cloverleaf Building 1, Shawnee Mission, KS 66202-4001.

Valentine, Patty J.

June 14, 2012

Patty J. Valentine, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away, Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at a local care center.

Patty was born on August 16, 1942 in Maryville, Missouri to J.L. and Grace (Dreher) Gregory.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Gary Gregory.

Surviving family includes sons, Robert Rigby, Jr., and Todd (Nancy) Rigby, of St. Joseph; four grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and cousins; family friends, Sharon, Maggie, Carol, and Barbara.

Mrs. Valentine has been cremated under the direction of Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a register book will be available at our chapel.

Inurnment for family and friends 10:30 AM Saturday, June 15, 2012, at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Nash, III, Robert “Bob”

June 12, 2012

Robert “Bob” Nash, III, 60, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 11, 2012, at the local hospital.

Bob was born April 27, 1952, to Robert and Winifred Nash in St. Joseph, MO. He was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School and Missouri Western State University.

Bob worked at the State Hospital in St. Joseph while attending college. He then was employed as a salesman for various dental labs. Before he was disabled in 1997, he was employed by the Kansas City Convention Center as a Special Events Coordinator.

Bob had a vibrant personality that was enjoyed by his many friends and family who loved him dearly. He was an avid collector of “breweriana” and was past secretary of the National Brewery Association (NBA).

Survivors, beside his parents, include two sisters, Cathy Wilson (Bud), Buhl, Idaho and Jeanne Moore (Gene), Mound City, MO; four nephews, Kevin Moore, Cullom, IL, Alex Moore, USN, Norfolk, VA, Walter Godleski (Terri), Idaho Falls, ID, and Drew Nash, Twin Falls, ID; an aunt, Jacqueline Sharpsteen, Columbia, MO; uncle, Walter (Carole) Sharpsteen, Wellington, KS; many cousins; great-nieces and great-nephews.

Bob was a Christian and will have visitation after 12:00 noon Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening.

Prayer Service 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Father Ron Will, C.PP.S. Officiating. Private Interment Mt. Mora Cemetery in St. Joseph.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Linch, M. Marie “Connie”

June 8, 2012

M. Marie “Connie” Linch, 90, St. Joseph, passed away from this life on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Marie was born on June 30, 1921 in Exira, Iowa to Martin and Elizabeth Hansen. They preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her daughter Kelly Ann Smith, one brother, and three sisters.

Marie was blessed with three wonderful children and one grand daughter.

She devoted her life to them. Her children knew they could always depend on her to be there for them. She will forever be in their hearts. She was of the Baptist Faith and knew Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

Surviving family includes sons, Jeffrey (Kelli) Linch, Rea, Missouri; Brian Linch, Kansas City, Missouri; granddaughter, Lauren Smith, St. Joseph, Missouri; one Brother, two Sisters, and several Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside service 3:00 PM Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:30 PM Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Duncan, Warren Dean

June 7, 2012

Warren Dean Duncan, 82, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at a Wichita Hospice.

Dean was born in Mound City, Missouri, on March 28, 1930 to Thomas and Gladys (McKnight) Duncan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Dean married Dorothy Ellen Nauman on December 10, 1954, in Mound City.
They were married for 52 years, when Dorothy passed away on January 18, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, D.A. Duncan and sister, Maxine Hansen.

Dean worked as a Postal Clerk for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church; American Legion Post 11 and Retired Postal Workers.

Survivors include his son, Tom (Donna) Duncan, St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Patricia (Mark) Bird, Wichita, KS; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.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 memorials, in memory of Dean, to the Campus Ministry Fund at Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

Ropero, Virginia

June 2, 2012

Virginia Ropero, 85, St. Joseph, MO passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her home.

Virginia was born September 28, 1926 in St. Joseph, MO to Charles and Eleanor (Swercenski). She married Anthony Ropero and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1993.

Mrs. Ropero is survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Horigan Chapel at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family request, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to be given to the St. Francis Xavier Church.

Brantley, Kristin Hronn

June 1, 2012

Kristin Hronn Brantley, 62, Savannah, Missouri passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at her home.

Kristin was born June 7, 1949 to Ragnar Thodorson and Kristin Erlendsdottir in Keflavik, Iceland.

Kristin married John Brantley 38 years ago on August 31, he survives of the home. She was a homemaker.

Kristin was predeceased by her parents; and oldest daughter, Heida Benonysdottir.

Additional survivors include daughter, Julie (Nick) Winship, Sterling, Virginia; grandsons, Blake, Dustin and Stefan.

Mrs. Brantley has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. She will be inurned at a later date in Keflavik, Iceland. There will be no visitation at our Chapel, however, a register book will be available to sign.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Baptist Church in Savannah, Missouri.

Benedict, Raymond Edward

May 28, 2012

Raymond Edward Benedict, 59, of Cameron, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012 at his home.

Raymond was born on January 6, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO to Dickie and Janice (Whitten) Benedict. He served in the United States Marine Corps.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alfred “Buddy” Benedict and Billie Benedict.

Survivors include his children, Raymond E. Benedict, DeeAnna Rice, Johnny, Daniel, Jesse, Lanie, Matthew, and Shelby Benedict; siblings, Cynthia (Gregory) Pfleiderer, Deepwater, MO; Dickie (Denise) Benedict, Cameron, MO; Rickie (Shirley) Benedict, Cameron, MO; Luwanda Gomez, Kansas City, MO; Tina (Mark) Smith, St. Joseph, MO; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his niece and caregiver, Kellie Benedict, with whom he had a special relationship.

Mr. Benedict has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, there will be no visitation or services, but a register book will be available to sign at our chapel.

Brown, Beatrice M.

May 24, 2012

Beatrice M. Brown, 86, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri.

Beatrice was born on March 13, 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Joseph and Gertrude (Hanway) Halter. She was a secretary for Westab and later for Swift & Company and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She married William C. Brown on October 15, 1955 at the Immaculate Conception Church in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2005. She was also preceded by her parents; one great-granddaughter, Sydnee Dawn Seipel; two sisters, Rosella Shreve, Marcella Helberg; three brothers, Lawrence Halter, Edward Halter, and Robert Halter.

Survivors include, three sons, William J. Brown and wife Diane K., David M. Brown and wife Lori and Danny Brown and wife, Tammy all of St. Joseph, Missouri; two daughters, Judy L. Karr and husband David B., Savannah, Missouri, Diane M. Hall and husband David A., Agency, Missouri; one brother, Vincent Halter, four sisters, Helen Fisher, Eileen Grier, Lucille Thornton, and Mary Herren; twelve grandchildren, one step-grandson, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Beatrice enjoyed baking, gardening, and traveling, she also enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Saturday, May 26, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday.
Parish Rosary 7:00pm Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Throckmorton, John W.

May 21, 2012

John William Throckmorton, 59, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2012 at local healthcare facility.

John was born on July 3, 1952 in St. Joseph to John and Hazel (Wheeler) Throckmorton.

He was of the Christian faith.

John was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Valetta Gilreach, Barbara McNeemee, and Donna Ellis; and brother, Floyd (Sonny) Throckmorton.

He is survived by brother, Charles (Nancy) Wheeler; sister-in-law, Katey Throckmorton; cousin, Jerry Morris, and several Nieces and Nephews.

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

Family will have a Remembrance at a later date with inurnment at Crane Community Cemetery, Crane, Missouri.

Ford, Wilma D.

May 21, 2012

Wilma D. Ford, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Arbor View Healthcare & Rehabilitation.

Wilma was born on May 21, 1920 to William and Mildred (Lanham) Bockelman in St. Joseph.

She was raised in St. Joseph and graduated from Lafayette High School. She was married in 1941 to Harold L. Ford. They celebrated 48 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Patricia Ford, and sister, Harriett Davis.

She attended first Assembly of God Church in St. Joseph.

Surviving family includes son, Roger (Shirley) Ford, St. Joseph; and two Nieces and one Nephew.

Services 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Ray, Crystal I.

May 19, 2012

Crystal I. Ray, 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Crystal was born on August 14, 1931, in Lemon, Missouri, to Henry and Lula (Price) Courtney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James “Junior” Courtney.

Crystal worked as a waitress at Ray’s Kitchen for over thirty years.

Survivors include her lifelong companion, Ross “Bud” Ray of the home; brother, Leman Courtney (Lavinna) Galt, MO; sisters, Louise McBride, Kansas City, MO and Janet Ward (Charles), Raymore, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ray has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or services. Inurnment at a later date.

Miller, Raymond George “Ray”

May 19, 2012

Raymond G. Miller, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, died peacefully at home on the morning of May 18, 2012. He was with his companion and caregiver, Anna Mae Bachman, who had been his closest friend for over fifteen years. He was loved and accepted by her family and will be deeply missed.

Raymond was survived by two sons, Charles A. Miller of Kansas City, MO and William D. Miller of Columbia, MO.

One son, George A. Miller, passed away in 2010, after a long flying career.

Raymond was born November 11, 1926, and worked in various business situations, but was proud of his work with Civic Investment as a Real Estate Broker and his involvement with Jesse James Enterprises. He was owner and operator of the Jesse James home for years.

He was a veteran and involved in the support of the overseas troops during World War II. His brother, Glenn Miller, (deceased) was a pilot during World War II.

He was involved with Masons and Shrine and appreciated the many friendships he made there. He respected and supported their principals and their charities.

Later in life he was very involved with the Catholic Church through Our Lady of Guadalupe membership.

He will be missed by family and friends.

Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday at the Church where a Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children or to American Lung Association.

Tiller, Dennis E. “Denny”

May 17, 2012

Dennis E. “Denny” Tiller, 69, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Denny was born on January 24, 1943 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Earl and Lucille Tiller. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Donald.

Survivors: brother, Richard Tiller; sisters, Darlene McCoy and Delores Cole; daughters, Denise Tiller and Dedre King; grandchildren, Austin, Lucas, Ashlyn and Xander.

Denny graduated from Christian Brothers High School in 1961. He was married to Gloria L. Tiller from 1972 to 1985 and together they raised their two daughters and enjoyed endless family memories. Denny was a man of many trades, worked hard everyday, and was full of wisdom and simple answers. If it was broke, he could fix it, rig it, or make a new one. The grandkids didn’t hesitate to run up “Papa Lane” for him to air up their bike tires, fix something, play with his tools, or just hop on his lap for a ride on his fancy golf cart. Denny loved his family and friends dearly and was always there for them. He enjoyed his country home on a hill and if he wasn’t building or fixing something, he was mowing the yard with a smile or working in the garden he loved.

Celebration of Life 6:30 PM Friday, May 18, 2012 at Heaton Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at our chapel.

Inurnment will follow at a later date.

Reynolds, Melvin Lee

May 15, 2012

Melvin Lee Reynolds, 58, of St. Joseph, passed away from this life on May 15, 2012 at a local hospital.

Melvin was a very kind person and he liked everyone. He was born on August 17, 1953 in St. Joseph to Melvin and Wanda (Martin) Reynolds. He was preceded in death by his father and step-father, William O’ Meara.

He is survived by his mother, Wanda O’ Meara, daughter, Amber (Thomas) Butler, son, William Reynolds, sisters, Pam Talbott and Sharon Van Meter; step-brothers, Terry, Kenny, Mike, and Pat O’ Meara.

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

Celebration of Life, 12:00 Noon, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the water fountain in Civic Center Park.

Lanoie, Helen Duty

May 15, 2012

Helen Duty Lanoie, 98, of formerly of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at a health care center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Helen was born on February 6, 1914 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Luther and Bonnie (Brown) Toot. She was a clerk with Bellas Hess and a member of McCarthy Baptist Church in St. Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Jesse L. Duty. She later married Ted Lanoie, he also preceded her in death, as well as her parents, son, John Duty and two brothers, Harold and Robert Toot.

She is survived by her daughter Virginia Edwards, Las Vegas, Nevada; son, Tom Duty and wife Charlotte; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside Services 10:00am Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation held for Mrs. Lanoie at our chapel.

Benitz, Donald R.

May 15, 2012

Donald R. Benitz, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away May 14, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Donald was born and raised in Wathena, Kansas. He was a 1941 graduate of Wathena High School, then worked on the family farm. He married the former Bernita Holcomb on June 14, 1942 in Wathena. They celebrated almost 70 years together. In 1945, he served in the US Navy on the USS Arkansas during World War II. He later owned the Benitz Garage, which he owned for 25 years. He was also superintendent of Mount Mora Cemetery for 25 years. Following that, he went back to work at Benitz Service Center.

Donald was a lifelong Lutheran and former member of Christ Lutheran Church, before becoming a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. He was active in Gideon’s International; Lutheran Laymen League, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, Church President and Treasurer and served on the Board of Trustees. He was a former member of American Legion.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and woodworking. He was very proud of his military service, his mechanical skills and his tremendous work ethic. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Alto and Nellie (Willard) Benitz; son, Cliffton Benitz; brothers, Grant, Earl, Max and David Benitz; sisters, Lucile Jorgensen, Helen Peters and Maxine Benitz.

Donald is survived by his wife Bernita (Holcomb) Benitz of the home; son, Evean (Deborah) Benitz, Wathena, KS; daughter Pam (Danny)McClanahan. Hemple, MO
12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild and one sister, Nelita (Paul) Scheffler, Pickerington, OH.

Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2012 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3524 St. Joseph Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri.

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

The family suggests memorials to St. Peter Lutheran Church or to American Heart Association.

Atkinson, Evelyn A.

May 15, 2012

Evelyn A. Atkinson, 93, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Evelyn was born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma on April 21, 1919, to Christopher and Lena (French) O’Callaghan.

She married Frank Atkinson Sr. on April 27, 1941 in Trenton, MO. He preceded her in death along with her son, Frank Atkinson, Jr.; one grandson, Errick Atkinson; four brothers, James, Marion, Harold and Leon O’Callaghan; and two sisters, Theda Potter and Rose Turner.

Evelyn lived most of her life in St. Joseph. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eagles Auxiliary Lodge #49, and also a past member of the YMCA. She loved to send cards to family and friends. She also loved to read poetry.

Survivors include her son, Bill (Ramona) Atkinson; daughter, Wanda (Jesse) Barbosa; daughter-in-law, Rosemarie Atkinson; brother, Robert (Joann) O’Callaghan; sister, Meredith Russell; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-grandson, Landon Weaver, due to be born May 25th

Services 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Coats, Sr., Ronald Lee

May 15, 2012

Ronald Lee Coats, Sr., 72, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Ronald was born on October 4, 1939, in St. Joseph, Missouri. He married Margaret Jean Stack on June 17, 1958. She passed away on November 28, 2003. Also preceding him in death were his parents and two brothers, Johnny and Harry Coats.

Ronald worked for the City of St. Joseph Water Pollution Control.

Ronald is survived by one son, Ron Coats, Jr.; three granddaughters, Reane Gibson, Christina Gibson and Jennifer Socia; and daughter-in-law, Rose Gibson.

Services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Horigan Chapel under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service at Horigan Chapel.

Pettyjohn, Brenda Kay

May 12, 2012

Brenda Kay Pettyjohn, 48, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at the local hospital.

Brenda was born on December 17, 1963 in Chillicothe, Missouri to Myrle and Barbara (Graves) Biswell.

Brenda was a homemaker. She married Norman L. Pettyjohn on September 17, 1985. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2012. She was also preceded by her parents and sister, Lorinda Faye Biswell.

Survivors include her four children, Lisa Pettyjohn, Heather Pettyjohn, Tracy Muff and Elmer Biswell; ten grandchildren and five siblings.

Mrs. Pettyjohn has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation held. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In memory of Brenda, The family suggests memorials be made in care of the funeral home.

Benedict, Billie

May 12, 2012

Billie Benedict, 53, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012 at a Cameron health care facility.

Billie was born on June 15, 1958 in Kansas City, MO to Dickie and Janice Benedict. He lived most of his life in St. Joseph before moving to Cameron last year.

Billie was a member of the Baptist faith and loved baking, cooking and playing cards. He was greatly loved and will be missed dearly by his family.

Billie was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Alfred “Buddy” Benedict.

Survivors include his siblings; Raymond Benedict, Cameron; Cynthia (Gregory) Pfleiderer, Deepwater; Dickie (Denise) Benedict, Cameron; Rickie (Shirley) Benedict, Cameron; Luwanda Gomez, Kansas City; Tina (Mark) Smith, St. Joseph; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

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

Claar, Mary (Gitchell)

May 10, 2012

Mary (Gitchell) Claar, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, May 7, 2012, at her home.

Mary was born on September 8, 1922, in Bethany, Missouri, to Elgin and Orra Estell (Criger) Souders.

Mary worked at Quaker Oats; Mead and American National Insurance Co. She was a member of Community Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Gary King; grandson Jonathan; two sisters, Betty and Leota; and her beloved dog Munchkin.

Survivors include her two daughters, Gwendolyn and husband Robert and Sherry; her best friend and father of her children, Darrell Gitchell; sister, Mildred Foster; brother, George Kelly; eight grandchildren, Lynnette, Philip, Brian, Gary, Todd, Tracy, Brandi, Chuck and Lee, and twenty-two great-grandchildren.

A special heartfelt thanks for all the many years of genuine loving care by Mary’s main caregiver Vicki Reed. Thanks also to the many other caregivers and the staff of AseraCare Hospice.

Mrs. Claar has been cremated. Memorial Service 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 11, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Brian Williams officiating.

The family suggests memorials to Parkinson’s disease Foundation.

Shaw, Charles A.

May 6, 2012

Charles A. Shaw, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2012 at his home.

Charles was born on June 24, 1920 in Joaquin, Texas to Charles and Ella (Bebee) Shaw.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. on October 8, 1941 and married Grace (Chreene) Shaw on December 16, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas. She survives of the home.

Charles was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, James R. Shaw, and four brothers and two sisters.

Additional surviving family includes sons, Charles W. Shaw, of St. Joseph; David A. Shaw, Falls City, Nebraska; John R. Shaw, Houston Texas; daughters, Patricia K. Shaw, of Italy; Donna Eaton, Patricia Reynolds, and Melba Justus, all of St. Joseph; sixteen grandchildren, and thirty-four great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 AM Wednesday, 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.

Ussary, Hilah June

May 6, 2012

Hilah June Ussary left this life peacefully at her home in Agency, MO at 90 years and 10 ½ months on Saturday morning, May 5, 2012.

Hilah was born on June 20, 1921 in Agency, MO to Harry and Ella (Cline) Thomson. Hilah and her twin, Helen June, graduated from Agency High School, class of 1939. She was a life long member of the Agency Christian church and taught the preschool Sunday School Class for 40 years; and loved the children dearly.

On October 6, 1942 Hilah and Lloyd Jackson Ussary were married in St. Joseph and they shared 51 years of marriage with the passing of Lloyd on January 5, 1994. Hilah worked at Chase Poe Candy Company during WWII, while Lloyd was serving in the Army for 3 years. She was a member of the Agency Homemaker’s Club and assisted her husband in his Land Improvement business.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, son, Stephen Lloyd Ussary, brothers, Charles Thomson and Harry Wayne Thomson; sisters, Aileen Clinton and Helen Settle-Grimes and brother-in-laws, Doyle Ussary and Robert Clinton.

She is survived by a daughter, Harriet Susanne Moser, son Charles Lee Ussary (Debra), grandchildren Chad Moser of St. Joseph, Richard Ussary (Alicia), Stephanie Smith, Michael Dixon (Jeanne Marie) of Paola, Kansas; great-grandchildren Emma, Theodore, Nathan, Katherine, Noah, Samuel, Mary Francis, and Rachel; sister-in-law, Pauline Ussary, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

The family thanks all of Hilah’s caretakers who worked to make it possible for Hilah to live out her life at home with special regards to Delpha, Thelma and Darlene and Angels Home Health Care.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 1:00PM at the Agency Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10:00AM Monday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel; the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00PM.

The family suggest donations be made to Agency Christian Church or the Agency Cemetery.

Lima, Mary Jo

May 4, 2012

Mary Jo Lima, 94, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at her daughter’s home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mary Jo was born on November 26, 1917 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Thomas and Elsie (Barnts) Hanthorn.

She was a Registered Nurse and supervisor of surgery with the St. Joseph Hospital and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Ladies of Charity, Daughters of Isabella, Quarter of Century Nurses, past member of St. Francis Sewing Circle and VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She married Charles V. Lima on April 6, 1942 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2003. She was also preceded by her parents, three brothers, Lyman, Warren and Elton Hanthorn.

Survivors include her daughter, Linda Davison and husband J.D., Kansas City, Missouri; one sister, Joann Terry, Colona, Illinois; one brother, Earl Hanthorn, Leon, Iowa; one grandson Christian Davison, San Francisco, California and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Tuesday, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00pm Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Daughters of Isabella and Parish Rosary 6:00pm Monday at our chapel.

The family suggests memorials to the Hands of Hope Hospice or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Hart, Norman

April 30, 2012

Norman Edward Hart, 63, of Kansas City, Missouri, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012, at his home.

Norman was born on March 31, 1949 in St. Joseph, where he was raised in the Catholic faith. He was a graduate of Central High School. Following High School, he moved to Kansas City, MO, where he graduated from Trade School. He worked numerous places including United Missouri Bank and retired from the data processing department at MO Gas Energy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew F. and Margaret Marie (Hanway) Hart; and one sister, Mary Hart.

Norman is survived by his soul mate, Debra Holmes and her son, Shawn Leslie, Kansas City, MO; five brothers, Lawrence (Rebecca) Hart, Belton, MO, Phillip Hart, Exeter, IL, Dennis (Jeanette) Hart, Martin (Susan) Hart and Roger Hart, all of St. Joseph; two sisters, Patricia Logan, Sioux Falls, SD and Joyce Vale, San Antonio, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Prayer Service 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Cremation will follow the service with inurnment at a later date.

Visitation will begin after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Hoffman, Leota “Lee”

April 27, 2012

Leota “Lee” Hoffman, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Lee was born on March 5, 1922 in St. Louis, Missouri to Wilbur and Alice (Erbe) Haugh.

Lee married Ray Erwin Hoffman on September 14, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2009.

Lee was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church, the St. Francis Xavier Altar Society, and the U.S.S. Harveson Association Auxiliary.

Lee was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Patricia A. Hoffman; sister, Nora Hanna; and son-in-law, Norman Younger.

Surviving family includes son, Bill (Donna) Hoffman, St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Nancy Younger, Tonganoxie, Kansas; grandchildren, Juli, Casey, Rachel, Matthew, and Angie; great-grandchildren, Mya, Brooke, Taylor, and Riley; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Prayer service 11:00 AM Monday at Horigan Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Sunday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Parish Rosary 3:00 PM where family will receive friends until 5:00 PM.

Mollus, John

April 26, 2012

John Mollus, 75, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

John was born on June 8, 1936 to John and Catherine (Paepke) Mollus, Sr. and raised in St. Joseph. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School.

He owned and operated “1-day Freight” and was a life-long Catholic and joined St. James Catholic Church.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers; Elmer John, James, and William Mollus.

Surviving family includes sister, Barbara Mollus; niece, Cathy (Kenny) Madsen, nephew Mark (Becky) Mollus; all of St. Joseph, and beloved companion Boston terrier, Cari.

Prayer service 12:00 Noon, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Horigan Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

Hogan-Brooks, Mary Etta

April 26, 2012

Mary Etta (Vincent) Hogan-Brooks, 93, St. Joseph, MO, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at her home.

Mary was born September 26, 1918, in Copeland, New Mexico to Mary (Hardy) and H.E. Vincent. She was the sixth of seven children. When she was five, the family moved to Elk City, Oklahoma, to farm. She resided there until she married Glen L. “Shorty” Hogan in 1936.

Shorty was a radio entertainer from Springfield, MO and was traveling through Elk City with a band when they met. They returned to Springfield where they settled and worked for KWTO. After the births of their children, they formed a family act and traveled and entertained as The Bell Family for many years. After retiring from “show business”, Mary and Shorty owned Hogan’s Grandview Nursery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Mary loved life and had a wonderful personality and sense of humor. She moved to St. Joseph in 1996, and married Otis Brooks, a lifelong friend.

She loved the Lord and was a member of Riverside Church.

Mary was preceded in death by her husbands Glen and Otis; her parents; brother Bethel and five sister; Ethel, Ruby, Viola, Lillian, Velma and several nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her daughter Janice (Charlie) Teschner and son Michael (Janet) Hogan, of St. Joseph; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews and many friends.

She spoke much about “going home” to be with Jesus and her many loved ones who have gone before her. She will be missed.

Services 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Saturday morning at Highland Memorial Gardens, Des Moines, Iowa.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Evangelical Church Missions.

Steeby, Evelyn May

April 25, 2012

Evelyn May Steeby, 94, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at her daughter’s home.

Evelyn was born April 3, 1918, in Savannah to Emmitt Clyde and Rada May (Vetter) Wampler. She graduated from Savannah High School. Prior to her marriage, she worked at Nicholas Sanitorium.

Evelyn married Gerald Henry (Hank) Steeby in St. Joseph, Missouri on December 18, 1938. They farmed together all of their lives. Hank preceded her in death on January 28, 1998.

Evelyn was a servant to all and very loving and caring to her family. She was a 4-H community leader for 30 years. She was a RSVP member. She sang at nursing homes monthly until her health failed.

She belonged to the Amazonia United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the United Methodist Women’s group.

Evelyn was baptized into Christ in 2004, while attending County Line Church of Christ on Miller Road in St. Joseph. Evelyn was also predeceased by her parents; brother, Garold C. Wampler, Sr., sister, Maxine Shreve; son-in-law, Ronald L. Goforth, two infant grandchildren; and step-mother, Frances Wampler.

Survivors include daughter, Janice Kay Goforth; son, Gerald Dennis (Karen) Steeby, all of Country Club, Missouri; sisters, Doris Schopfer, Savannah, Wanda Chambers, Paola, Kansas, Debbie Deering, King City, Missouri; brothers, Herbert Wampler, Sr., Amazonia, Missouri, Ronald Wampler, St. Joseph, Dwight Wampler, Fillmore, Missouri; grandchildren, Jaron Goforth, Damon (Julie) Goforth, Shawn (Laura) Millsap, Cody (Rachael) Millsap, Rachael Millsap; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services 10:30 am, Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Thursday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 pm Thursday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

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

Turner, Bob C.

April 21, 2012

Bob C. Turner, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, April 20, 2012 at Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cameron, Missouri.

Bob was born on August 20, 1931 in St. Joseph to Carl C. and Lavina (Klein) Turner.

Bob worked at his father’s store, Turner’s Hy-Klass #1 Grocery Store. He later owned rental property and owned an antique store.

Bob loved collecting classic antique cars, and was a Veteran of the Korean War.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Don Turner.

Surviving family includes sister, Sharon (Larry) Turner, of St. Joseph; brother, Jack (Myrna) Turner, of Holdrege, Nebraska; and sister-in-law, Dixie Turner, of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Private family graveside inurnment at Mount Auburn Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Pettyjohn, Sr., Norman Lewis “Dude”

April 17, 2012

Norman Lewis“Dude” Pettyjohn, Sr., 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at his home

Norman was born on February 9, 1941, in Amity, Missouri, to Emery and Maxine (Duncan) Pettyjohn. He was a self-employed handyman.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Norman Lewis Pettyjohn, Jr.

Survivors include his daughters, Linda O’Neal, Seymour, IN, Rhonda James, Maryville, MO, Rebecca Garvin, Wills Point, TX, Tracy Muff, Helena, MO, Latisha French, Bedford, IA, Heather Pettyjohn and Lisa Pettyjohn, both of St. Joseph, MO and Peggy Sue Liger, Elwood, KS; son, Elmer Biswell, St. Joseph, MO; brothers, Franklin Pettyjohn Sr., Raytown, MO, Arthur and William Pettyjohn, both of St. Joseph and Brian Bowers, Atlanta, GA; sisters, Sherline Nelson, St. Joseph, MO, Phyllis McDaniel, Tonganoxie, KS, and Willie Thomas, Lee’s Summit, MO; seventeen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Mr. Pettyjohn has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO. Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Talley, Adeline (Drowns)

April 17, 2012

Adeline (Drowns) Talley, 77, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012, at her home. She was born in St. Joseph January 22, 1935.

Ms. Talley was a Licensed Practical Nurse, retiring from Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City in 1995.

She was a member of the former Olive Street Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by parents, Philip A., Sr. and Alice Drowns; two brothers, James and Philip A. Jr., (Vanda Lee) and an infant sister, Karen E.

Survivors: a son, Gerald, St. Joseph; daughter, Karen Talley, Savannah; sister, Kathleen (Robert) Wilkerson; two grandchildren, Kyle (Kristen) Willoughby, El Paso, TX and Megan Gaertner, St. Joseph; one great-grandson, Ivan Lee, St. Joseph; four housemates, Chase, Bear, Missy and Callie, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Mt. Auburn Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Second Harvest Food Bank, St. Joseph.

Argabright, Erma Mae

April 15, 2012

Erma Mae Argabright, 87, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, April 13, 2012, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Erma was born in Osborn, MO, on December 16, 1924, to John Freeman and Myrtle Alice (Innis) Burnett. She was 1943 graduate of Cameron High School and a member of Eastside Baptist Church. She had worked private duty nursing and was owner of Eastside Nursing Home until 1975. For over ten years, she and her husband remodeled and sold homes.

She married Clyde Wayne Argabright on April 24, 1982. He passed away on August 24, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Leon Helm, granddaughter Stephanie Helm; five brothers and five sisters.

Erma is survived by her son, Gary Lynn Helm and wife Rachel, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren Stacy Safley, Michelle Helm, Brian Helm, Lindsay Helm, Kristen Helm, Judith Helm, Angie Fennell, Frank Helm, Johnney Helm and Shayne Helm; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Monday evening. The family suggests memorial contributions to Eastside Baptist Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Sarris, Gus G.

April 15, 2012

Gus G. Sarris, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Gus was born on November 24, 1926, in Trenton, Missouri to George and Tasia (Jones) Sarris. When he was four years old, his family moved to St. Joseph where the spent the remainder of his life. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeast State Teacher’s College in Kirksville, MO.

An educator and coach for thirty-one years, at Stewartsville, MO, and twenty-eight years at Central High School, he was an assistant football coach and head baseball coach. Mr. Sarris retired in 1982. He served several teams on the Missouri High School Association Baseball Advisory Committee.

During WW II, he served with the US Army. He was a member of American Legion Post #359 and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Sarris and sister, Mary Neufeldt.

Gus married Rita Cianciolo in 1953 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his son, George Sarris, Council Bluffs, IA; daughters, Christina Marriott and Rebecca Sarris-Coker, both of St. Joseph; one brother, Jack Sarris, St. Louis, MO; and three grandchildren, Jay Marriott, Hollister, MO and Taira Marriott and Breaunna Vaughn, both of St. Joseph.

Graveside Memorial Service and military honors 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. Joseph under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation at the Chapel. The family suggests memorial contributions to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Robidoux, Hazel Mae

April 13, 2012

Hazel Mae Robidoux, 94, St. Joseph, MO, passed away April 12, 2012.

Hazel was born July 26, 1917 in DeKalb County, Missouri to John and Dora (Brooke) Hobbs. She was the youngest of four children, brothers Roy and Earl Hobbs, and sister Claylian (Hobbs) Veale.

Hazel grew up in the King City community and graduated from King City High School in 1935.

Hazel married Fred Robidoux on July 4, 1939. They had two daughters, Nanette and Deanna.

Hazel worked for many years in retailing, first at J.C. Penney’s in Cameron,
Missouri; then as a buyer and department head at the Townsend and Wall store in St. Joseph, finishing out her career at the St. Joseph J. C. Penney store.

Hazel is preceded in death by her husband Fred (1994), her two brothers and sister, and a granddaughter, Cynthia Helms.

She is survived by her daughter, Nanette Robidoux (Horton, KS) and her children, John Helms, Julie Slusser, and Jeffry Helms; her daughter Deanna (Art) Treu, and their son Anthony Treu. She is also survived by many great and great/great grandchildren. She also leaves behind many caring friends at Westchester Village.

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

Private Graveside Services with Inurnment in the King City Cemetery.

Noeth, Fred L.

April 13, 2012

Fredrick Lenford Noeth, 86, of St. Joseph passed away April 12, 2012 at Arbor View Health Center.

Born on November 16, 1925 in Edwardsville, IL, he was a resident of St. Joseph for over 70 years. He was a proud veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy on the battleship USS North Carolina. He was employed at Paul Goll’s grocery store, Dougdale Packing Company, and retired in 1987 from A. Reich’s Food Supply where he was in the sales division.

He married Betty J. Albertson on June 22, 1947 at Wyatt Park Christian Church. Their lives were centered around their family and they loved participating in activities of the children, including many trips to Branson. Betty died in 2001, having been given many years of extraordinary care by him.

Known as Poppie to his grandchildren, his legacy will be a model of how to treat others and live a life honoring God, country, family and neighbors. He was a true gentleman, always mannerly and full of wit; he enjoyed playing cards and pool, watching the Royals and Chiefs. During the past decade he dedicated many hours of service to his church: woodworking, building and fixing items of need. His work ethic was unsurpassed whether it was remembering a client’s family or volunteering a helping hand, he left a caring impression upon all whom he loved to take the time to chat with. In 1999 the church honored him with its Life Service Award.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife Betty; his parents, Frederick L. Noeth, Sr. and Celia Layfield Noeth; his sister, Mildred Owens and brother, Paul Noeth and his daughter-in-law, Sandy Noeth.

Survivors include his son and daughter: Tom and fiancee Sherry, Pat and her husband Ron Auxier; four grandchildren: Cammy Neth (Myron), Tricia Butler (Denny), Cailey Carlson (Chad), and Tyson Noeth; six great-grandchildren: Kelsey and Mitchell Neth, Molly and Macormick Carlson, and Sophia and Isabell Butler; brothers Melvin and Ralph Noeth, nieces and nephews, and a host of wonderful friends.

Service: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 Wyatt Park Christian Church. The family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Wyatt Park Christian Church or Hands of Hope Hospice. Guests are ask to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to the special edition of the annual WPC “Souper Bowl Food Drive” in honor of Fred’s many years of coordinating this effort.

Dawson, Ricky George

April 12, 2012

Ricky George Dawson, 55, of St. Joseph, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 7, 2012.

Ricky was born on June 5, 1956 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Shelby George and Berniece Louise (Hodge) Dawson.

He was of the Christian Faith and worked for the South Belt K Mart for several years.

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, son, David Wayne Embry; six sisters, Marilyn, Dawson, Dorothy Dawson, Karla Dawson, Denise Rogers, Mary Stockstill and Donna Despain; two brothers, Shelby and Jack Dawson.

Survivors include Ann Green, Phyllis Hight, Myrtle Culver, Delores Brouhard, Lois Dawson and Debbie Dawson; three brothers, Harold, Frank and Marty Dawson; two grandchildren, Cloe and Chenel Embrey and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Service 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at Faith United Baptist Church. Rev. James Kerns and Donnie DeSpain officiating. Inurnment Odd Fellows Cemetery.

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

Wilson Jr., Kenneth Dale

April 10, 2012

Kenneth Dale Wilson, Jr.

A visitation will be held for Mr. Wilson, where the family will receive
friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at our Chapel, located at 307 South 6th Street, Savannah, MO. Mr.Wilson has been cremated under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman Smith Savannah Chapel.

Ritchie, Charles C.

April 9, 2012

Charles C. Ritchie, 70, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2012 at his home.

Charles was born on October 4, 1941 in St. Joseph, Missouri to R. Chestnut and Elsie (Jackson) Ritchie.

Charles was of the Baptist Faith. He completed the sheet metal apprenticeship program and was sheet metal journeyman with local #2 for 35 years until his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Donald Ritchie.

Charles married Sharelle A. Daniel on June 14, 1968. She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include his children, M. Blaine Ritchie, (Polly), New Waterford, Ohio; Christy L. Anderson,(Kevin), Brad A. Ritchie, (Lisa) all of St. Joseph, Missouri; one sister, Linda Embrey, St. Joseph, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Mindy, Brandi, Dalton, Kaden, Brandon, Brent, Angela, Kyle and Kaden.

Services 1:00pm Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to the donor’s choice.

Berkemeier, Emma Jane

April 9, 2012

Emma Jane (Johnson) Berkemeier, St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at a local hospital.

Emma Jane was born October 16, 1918, to Joseph Terry & Helen (Brown) Johnson. She was a life long resident of St. Joseph and member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph. On July 3, 1941, she married Louis Berkemeier. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2009. She was also preceded in death by a brother.

Surviving are children; William Berkemeier, Helen King (Michael), and Karen Landers (Jim); grandchildren: Sara Craine (Matt), Scott Landers (Jaime), Nattalie Crawford, and Garrett King; step-grandchildren: Sarah Christian, Brian King, and Emilie King.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 10:00 AM at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Father Joseph Powers Celebrant. A Rosary will be recited Monday evening, 7:30 PM at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 12:00 PM Monday at the Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Entombment will be at Mt. Olivet Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Cathedral School.

Johnson, Beulah E.

April 9, 2012

Beulah E. Johnson, 77, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, April 6, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Beulah was born on September 3, 1934, in Forbes, Missouri, to Warren Milton and Eva Abigail (Stinnett) Lillard.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Odell Johnson.

Beulah is survived by her children, Tracy Parks (James), St. Joseph, MO, Linda Royle (Ron), Savannah, MO, Sandra Bascue (Marvin), Gardner, KS and Randall Johnson, St. Joseph, MO; 9 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; and 1 brother, Warren Lillard, Kansas.

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

Private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Bell, T. Charlyne

April 9, 2012

T. Charlyne Bell, 86, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Charlyne was born on December 15, 1925 in Mound City, Missouri to Marion and Katherine (Fitzmaurice) Mitchell.

She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

She married Robert Bell on July 4, 1947 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 21, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.

Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Huycke, Lansing, KS and Peggy Stone, Forest City, MO; brother-in-law, Lindy Bell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Father Tom Ludwig Celebrant. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Rosary 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Garcia, Wendy

April 9, 2012

At the end of the churches Lenten journey, Wendy Garcia, a young adult woman laid down her cross (cancer) and entered the Kingdom of Heaven which she was promised at her Catholic baptism. Wendy was born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to Celso and Maria Garcia.

Wendy loved God and had a great devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe. She enjoyed attending the Eucharist with her family at St Patrick’s Catholic Church where she would lector at the Spanish Masses. She was crowned queen at the church’s 2009 Mexican Fiesta.

Even though many of us would say that Wendy suffered for eight years with cancer. Wendy considered her cancer as an opportunity to connect with others. Wendy ministered to the other young people with cancer by attending Camp Quality initially as a camper and finally as a youth counselor. She taught the staff at Children’s Mercy (Kansas City) and Hands of Hope Hospice (St Joseph) how to be gracious, joyful, caring, hospitable and thankful. A few hours before her death she was thanking those assisting her. Wendy always had a bright smile and a kind word for all those that she met.

Wendy attended school in St. Joseph, Mo and graduated from Central High School in 2011. While attending Central she became very close to Jeanne Meyer, her art teacher. Wendy had an artistic gift! She loved color, pottery, drawing, sewing, scrapbooking and was adventurous in trying new projects. In the spring of 2010 Wendy won a blue ribbon for a ceramic piece, “Just Try Peace” at the AKMA Regional High School Art Fair Exhibition that was held at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, MO.
Wendy also enjoyed playing tennis at Central, face painting at local children’s camps and carnivals and volunteering at Heartland Regional Medical Center with the art cart.

Wendy loved her family and enjoyed being with them. Her immediate family includes her parents, her sister Alejandra and brothers Celso, Jr., Eduardo and Elian. She also has extended family in Mexico that she enjoyed keeping in contact with.

Wendy’s motto was, “If you do everything in fear; you won’t enjoy anything.” She truly lived by those words. Wendy will truly be missed by many people.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at St. Patrick’s Church Monday, April, 9, 2012 at 10 AM. Fr. Jorge Ramirez Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM Sunday at Heaton Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a rosary will be prayed at 5PM Sunday.

Wendy’s family considers the service a celebration and would like all those who will attend to dress casually and in bright colors.

The family wishes to thank Children’s Mercy Oncology Clinic, Hands of Hope Hospice and Barbosa’s Restaurant. They also suggest that memorial donations be made to Children’s Mercy, Camp Quality or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Thornton, Wanda

April 4, 2012

Wanda Thornton, 74, of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away April 1, 2012.

Wanda was born on April 13, 1937 in Sparks, Kansas to Paul Raymond and Mary Pearl (Brock) Caudle.

Wanda was supervisor for Wilcox Electric, until she retired in 2000. She had been working as a caregiver the last few years.

Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Bonnie Parker, Mary Elrod, and brother, Ronald Caudle

Wanda is survived by daughter, Jeana Reaves, Calhoun, Missouri; Son, Bradley Thornton, Independence, Missouri; sisters, Pauline Barger, and Carol Sue Weland, of Parkville, Missouri.

She will be missed very much by her family and friends.

Inurnment 1:00 PM Saturday, April 14, at Iola Cemetery, Sparks, Kansas.

Davis, Mark W.

April 4, 2012

Mark W. Davis, 49, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 2, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Mark was born in St. Joseph on December 4, 1962, to William and Carol Ann (Niderhouser) Davis. He was a graduate of Lafayette High School. He began his career with the City of St. Joseph, having worked over 30 years, as Maintenance Supervisor at Rosecrans Airport.

He married Cathy Eileen Van Marter. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his parents; daughters, Jill Bendzel (John Garcia), Platte City, MO, Renay Murzyn, Sarah Sarvey and Veronica Courter (Taron), all of St. Joseph, MO; sons-in-law, Christopher Bendzel and Chad Millis; grandchildren, Stephanie, Austin and Dylon Bendzel, Lucas Garcia, Kyle Parkin, Cathy Murzyn, Cooper Roberts, Kennedy and Emma Millis, Abigail, Alivia, and Bubby Taron Courter; brother, Eddie Davis, sisters, Susan Keller (Kevin), Penney Adams (Rick) and Vicki Davis; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

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

Celebration of Life 7:00 P.M. Friday, April 6, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to help with medical expenses.

Clisbee, Mary Virginia

April 3, 2012

Mary Virginia Clisbee, 97 of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at Living Community of St. Joseph.

Virginia was born on November 17, 1914 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jeffery and Bertha (Wachendorfer) Nolan.

She was a 1932 graduate and Valedictorian of the Sacred Heart Convent. She attended Duchesne College, Omaha, Nebraska.

She worked for the Chamber of Commerce and for many years as a secretary at Chase Candy Company and Speedliner Marine Company, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, a current member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Ann’s Altar Society, Ladies of Charity, Children of Mary Sodality, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, Sacred Heart Alumni and Duchesne Alumni. She was also a volunteer for Mobile Meals and the Open Door Food Kitchen and Birthright of St. Joseph.

She married Albert T. Clisbee on May 4, 1940. He preceded her in death on August 13, 1990. She was also preceded by her parents and one sister, Margaret Trapp.

She is survived by her two cousins, Jackie Burri and Kathleen Hectorn and numerous nieces and nephews including Judi Jenkins and husband Dennis, who cared for her and her dear friends, Carolyn Hayes and Barbara Adams.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Ladies of Charity Rosary 3:00pm Tuesday. Parish Rosary 6:00pm Tuesday evening. The family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Francis Xavier House of Bread or Robert Rocha Scholarship Fund.

Hudson, Nerma Rose

April 3, 2012

Savannah, MO – Nerma Rose Hudson, 90, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. She was born May 6, 1921, in Hamilton, MO, to the late Bart and Dora (Bush) Hollingsworth.

Nerma worked for many years as a waitress at Miller’s Grill and Red’s Tik Tok Restaurant
in St. Joseph. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and also a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, Areme Chapter, St. Joseph, MO.

Nerma was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Hudson; son, Norman Hudson; daughter, Sharon Sabo; her parents; two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her son, James and wife Virginia “Ginger” Hudson, Bella Vista, AR; granddaughters, Leslie Speckman, Savannah, MO, Susan Hudson, Gilbert, AZ and
Tricia Price of Highlands Ranch, CO; grandsons David Hudson, Kansas City, MO and Bradley Hudson, Gilbert, AZ.; four great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside Memorial Service 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012, at Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society or a charity of choice.

Henry, George

April 2, 2012

George Henry, 72, Fillmore, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2012 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home.

George was born November 9, 1939 in Redding, Iowa to Nelson and Vesta (Rowen) Henry. He married Lorena Shewmaker, she survives of the home.

George was a warehouse supervisor for Affiliated Foods for 32 years.

George was preceded in death by his parents and seven siblings.

Additional survivors include sons, Curt Gillenwater, Savannah, Missouri, Wayne Gillenwater, Fillmore; grandchildren, Chace, Bronc, Courtney, Keifer Gillenwater, Riley and Hannah; sisters, Carolyn Hall,
Francis Parker and Marylin Thourpe.

Mr. Henry has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Community Center, 325 South Holt, Fillmore.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the family for use in accordance to their wishes.

Augustine, Jr., James B.

March 30, 2012

James “Jim” Blaine Augustine, Jr., 76, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jim was born on March 27, 1936 in St. Joseph, to James and Bernardine (Augustine) Augustine, Sr., and spent most of his life in the area.

He graduated from Central High School and attended St. Joseph Junior College.

In 1980, Jim was former production manager with Ford Motor Company and plant manager for Kaufman and Broad, California’s largest building contractor. Jim then took over for Mercury Cleaning and Contracting.

He was also a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Jim was preceded in death by his father.

Surviving family includes mother, Bernardine Augustine, St. Joseph; close friends, Jimmy Judkins, St. Joseph; Ron Huffman, Kansas City, Missouri; his faithful companion dog, Gizmo, and numerous cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 A.M. Monday, April 2, 2012 at Horigan Chapel.
Entombment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 P.M. Sunday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M.

Parish Rosary 6:00 P.M. at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Pinaire, Thomas

March 30, 2012

Thomas Pinaire, 58, Savannah, Missouri passed away Thursday, March 29, 2012 at his home.

Thomas was born September 8, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri to Ike and Helen B. (Gross) Pinaire. He graduated from Ruskin High School with the class of 1971 and with an Associate Degree from Longview College in Kansas City, Missouri.

Thomas was a bail bondsman for Bruno Bail Bonding for 18 years. In 1977, he married Barbara Joann Peacher in Kansas City, Missouri, she survives of the home.

Thomas was a lifetime benefactor member of the National Rifle Association and belonged to Missouri Valley Arms Collector Association. He founded Midland African Rifle Club.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents.

Additional survivors include son, J. T. Pinaire, Halls, Missouri; daughter, Jeanette Dunbar, Rosendale, Missouri; brothers, Donald Pinaire, Hermitage, Missouri, Ronald Pinaire, Corpus Christi, Texas; three granddaughters, Samantha Dunbar, Shelby Pinaire ,and Ashley Dunbar.

Mr. Pinaire has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will hold a private memorial service.

Rohwer, Katherine Colleen

March 29, 2012

Katherine Colleen Rohwer, 89, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Abbey Woods Nursing Home.

Katherine was born on January 20, 1923 in St. Joseph to Arthur and Katie (Calhoun) Whitmore.

Katherine married Glen A. Rohwer, Sr. on October 10, 1944 in Troy, Kansas. He preceded her in death.

Katherine was also preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Glenda Rohwer.

Surviving family includes sons, Glen (Vickie) Rohwer, Jr., and Daniel (Denise) Rohwer, both of St. Joseph; granddaughter Holly Rohwer, grandson Michael Fal, and great-grandson, Jacob Woody.

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

Private family inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Karl, Ida Jean

March 29, 2012

Ida Jean Karl, 82, passed away March 27, 2012.

Ida Jean was born on her family farm near Dearborn on January 21, 1930. Her parents were Otha Seckel (1892-1991) and Mary Elizabeth Sherwood (1884-1970).

She graduated from Dearborn High School in 1947 and attended Gards Business College in St. Joseph. After graduating, Ida Jean worked at a variety of businesses including Westab and Townsend & Wall.

Ida Jean was married to Bill Jenkins and lived in Indiana from 1953-1954. After his death she returned to the St. Joseph area.

Ida Jean married John (Bill) Karl on April 25, 1962. Together they operated the family farm.

Ida Jean loved to cook, travel and see new things. She took great pride in being self sufficient, independent and meeting life’s tasks head-on. She possessed a dry sense of humor and loved a good practical joke. She enjoyed history and researching her family lineage. Ida Jean wasted little time and left this world a better place.

She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie McGuire and her son-in-law, Daniel McGuire, along with their three children, Riley, David and Deia. She was preceded by her eldest sister, Anna Campbell (1919-2010). She is also survived by her sisters, Mary Reardon and June Allen, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5-7 pm. A Rosary will follow at 7 pm.

Funeral Mass and graveside services will begin at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 31 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Hughes, Jerry

March 26, 2012

Jerry Hughes, 80, of St. Joseph, passed away Monday, March 26, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jerry was born on February 15, 1932 in St. Joseph to E. Jerome and Billye (Orton) Hughes.

He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He married Elaine Noonan on August 8, 1964 in Wathena, Kansas; she survives of the home.

Jerry was a production manager at Sherwood Medical Supplies for over twenty years.

Jerry was a proud member of Moila Shrine and V.F.W.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Additional Surviving family includes his children, Dara Macan, Overland Park, Kansas; Diane Pickett, Olathe, Kansas; Chris Hughes, Apex, North Carolina; and Linda Kay Fleming, Wichita, Kansas; sister, Virginia Murray, eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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

Visitation will begin after 10:00 AM Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 PM Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Robidoux Row Museum, Humane Society of St. Joseph, or Donor’s Choice.

Pottorff, Lucille

March 26, 2012

Lucille Pottorff, 90, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 at a local health care center.

Mrs. Pottorff was born January 25, 1922 in Halleck, MO to Samuel J. and Nancy B. (Osborn) Wall. She graduated from Benton High School in St. Joseph and was a life-long Christian.

Lucille was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clifton Wall. She is survived by 2 daughters: Vicki Stewart and Julie Pottorff, both of Des Moines, IA; 2 sisters Maxine Garvis and Shirley Punzo, both of St. Joseph and 5 nephews Daryl Garvis of Kansas City, MO, Kevin Garvis of St. Joseph, David and Mark Riley of the Salt Lake City, UT area and Larry Wall.

The family will receive friends from 1:00PM to 2:00PM Wednesday, March 28th at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00PM at the Chapel. Interment will be at the Halleck Cemetery, Faucett, MO.

The family requests memorials to the Hands of Hope Hospice of St. Joseph, Missouri.

LaFave, Rex W.

March 26, 2012

Rex W. LaFave, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, March 23, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Rex was born on September 15, 1932 to Jule and Leona (Jackson) LaFave in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He began his career as a mechanic, and then retired in 1998 from Friskies Pet Care.

Rex married Loretta Chambers on August 20, 1965 in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.

Rex was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Noah, Richard, Jule, Jr., Floyd, Clarence, and Allan LaFave; sisters, Agnes Frakes, Victoria Wilson, and Darlene Phelps

Additional surviving family includes daughter, Yvonne LaFave (Stephanie Bagley) Kansas City, Missouri; son, Rodney (Becky) Ebling, Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren, Shawn, Christopher, and Tracy Ebling, five great-grandchildren, sisters, Phyllis Dowlen and Allean Major, brothers, Jim and Jerry LaFave, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 2:00 PM Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Batley, Elizabeth “Betty”

March 21, 2012

Elizabeth “Betty” Batley, born February 7, 1921 to Matthew Edward and Opal Adele
(Lampe) Hogan and died at a local health care facility March 19, 2012.
Betty married Harold Leon Batley on December 27, 1940 and together they had one daughter, Penney Elizabeth Kerns (Lonnie); 2 granddaughters, Kimberly Kay Pettis (Gary) of St. Joseph and Kristina Kay Alldredge (Charles) of Mont Alto, Pa; great grandchildren, Jonathan, Erin (Kevin Barnett) and April Pettis of St. Joseph; Amanda (Ronnie Chilcoate) of Mont Alto, Brittni Alldredge (finance Cory Fagen) of Waynesboro, PA, Casey Alldredge (Lake Albright) of Waynesborro, PA, Drew and Ethan Alldredge of Mont Alto and 6 great-great grandchildren, Zack, Angel and Jason Barnett of St. Joseph and Alexis, Kendra & Kory Chilcoate of Mont Alto.
Betty was an avid seamstress, having worked at Ely Walker, Nelly Don and Big Smith.
She loved doing about any type of crafts. She loved to play cards and belonged to several card clubs as well as bowling in several bowling leagues. Betty had been a Girl Scout leader, room mother and Y-teen leader. She worked as an instructor, giving ballroom dance lessons as a young woman at the original Frog Hop Ballroom and at the Lotus Club located at Lake Contrary.
Betty also worked as night manager for Baskin-Robbins after her retirement.
A member of the Eagles Auxiliary #49 since March 1985, she served as Inside and Outside Guard, Conductor, Chaplain, Madam President and Past Madam President; worked the bingo kitchen for over 3 years baking and donating up to 6 pies a week. She also donated numerous pies for sale in the charity kitchen. Many an auction enjoyed the bidding for one of her cream pies, square angel food cakes or the most prized of all. …Raspberry Pie. Betty was awarded a certificate of service from District 1 and received the Alta Browing Smith Woman of the Year Award in 2009. Betty had been an active member of the VFW serving a treasurer and delivering books and “goodies” to the VA hospital as well as finding time to work over 2,000 hours as a volunteer at the local state hospital. Betty was predeceased by her husband “Leon”, her parents, half-brothers Marion “Bud” and George Hogan, half-sister Lena Marie Thornbury and step brother James Welsh.
Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Penney & Lonnie Kerns, grand daughters
Kimberly and Gary Pettis, Kristina and Charles Alldredge, 8 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, half-brothers Robert, John and Charles Hogan, numerous nieces and nephews and special adopted grandsons, Terry Pettis and Jerry Smock.
The family extends their deepest appreciation to Saxton Health Care Inn and Hands of Hope Hospice for their excellent care and comfort.
Services10:30 AM Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the local cancer fund c/o Eagles Auxiliary, 2004 North Belt Highway, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Morgan, Donald G.

March 20, 2012

Donald G. Morgan, 77, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 17, 2012, in St. Joseph.

Donald was born in Maysville, Missouri, on August 29, 1934, to Marsden Malcolm and Laura Alice (Bivins) Morgan. He was a member of Copeland Baptist Church.

Donald worked at Phillips-Roxanne for 14 years; was a maintenance supervisor at East Hills Shopping Center; owned Town and Country Refrigeration for 12 years and worked maintenance at Village East Towers. Following his retirement, he assisted his nephew, Larry Petty, at St. Joseph Auction.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Loren Morgan, Wava Pragman, Wanda Bindi and Madelyn Lanham.

He married Beth Anne Hart in St. Joseph on October 20, 1956. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter, Renee (Ray) Meng, Wathena, KS; son, Mark (Pam) Morgan, Mexico, MO; six grandchildren, Tommy, Mallory, Kelsey, Andi, Rebecca, and Angela; a great-grandson, Jackson; a sister, Martha Christman, St. Joseph, MO; a nephew, Larry Petty, St. Joseph; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Mr. Morgan will be cremated following the visitation.

Memorial Service 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Copeland Baptist Church. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Copeland Baptist Church.

Kilkenny, Rose

March 20, 2012

Rose Kilkenny, 79, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at her residence.

Ms. Kilkenny was born August 1, 1932 in St. Joseph, MO to Anthony James and Ella Martha (Henke) Kilkenny. She graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Class of 1950. After graduating, she began her career as a Legal Secretary for several law offices in St. Joseph. She then became an Administrative Assistant at the State Hospital in St. Joseph, retiring after seventeen years. She was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph, St. Ann’s Altar Society, and a lifelong member of Cathedral Choir.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents and 2 brothers; James Frederick and Donald Francis Kilkenny. She is survived by 2 sisters; Mary Ellen Tellefson of Robinson, KS and Alice (Robert) Maxwell of St. Joseph, MO, and several nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00AM Wednesday March 21, 2012 at the Cathedral of St.
Joseph. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to Cathedral of St. Joseph or to American Heart Association.

Davis, Helen L.

March 16, 2012

Helen L. Davis, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Helen was born on October 26, 1926 to J.C. and Frances Mae (Bettinger) Davis.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Howard Davis, and brother, Leroy Davis.

Surviving family includes son, Charles (Donna) Moorman, granddaughter, Amy Milliken, great-grandchildren, Jordan, Austin, and Colton Hook; Delayne and Maddyson Milliken, all of St. Joseph; and sister, Joyce Noah.

Visitation will begin after 12:00pm Noon Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday.

Private graveside services, Leavenworth National Cemetery.

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

Leffingwell-Berry, Paula

March 16, 2012

Paula Leffingwell-Berry, 66, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

Paula was born on May 3, 1945 in St. Joseph, where she had lived most of her life. She had also lived in the greater Kansas City and Detroit areas. She was a teacher at Bode Middle School.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Gerry.

Survivors include her children, Ron Reiley, Ormond Beach, FL, Adrianne Contis, Beverly Hills, MI; and Aaron Leffingwell, Highlands Ranch, CO; siblings, Leah, Sam, Joe, Art, Steve and Paul Bergonzoni; 4 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ms. Leffingwell-Berry has been cremated. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the ALS Association.

Meyer, Audrey

March 16, 2012

Audrey Meyer, 91, of St. Joseph, Missouri went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

Audrey Meyer was born on October 13, 1920 in St. Joseph, Missouri to William John Myers, Sr. and Ola (Whitmore) Myers.

She lived in St. Joseph and graduated from Central High school.

She met the love of her life working at Jersey Cereal. She married Kenneth Herman Meyer, Sr. on October 19, 1943 and was married 68 years. He survives of the home.

She was a homemaker and raised five children and went back to work at Whittaker Cable until she retired. She was a member of Copeland Baptist Church.

Audrey will be joining her parents, son, Kenny Meyer Jr., granddaughters, Courtnie McBrayer, and Dominique Minnick-Davis; sister, Ola Nicholson; son-in-law, Terry Minnick, and brother-in-law, Bill Daily.

Surviving family includes, daughters, Joy Meyer, Beverly (Tom) Goldizen ,Kendra Minnick, Tammy (Brad) Hicks; grandchildren, Tommy Goldizen, Cody (Amber) Goldizen, Tyson Minnick, Autumn (Collin) Dahlberg, Ian Hurst, Broc Hurst, and Rimmee Coy; six great-grandchildren, sister, Beverly Daily; brothers, Elmer Myers and Bill (Edna) Myers.

She loved going to church with her family. She loved her family and cooking and sewing for them. She was an avid bowler who won many trophies and a trip for winning the senior bowling tournament. She enjoyed fishing and watching the Kansas City Chiefs with her grandson Cody. GO CHIEFS!

A special thanks to the staff at Ascera Care Hospice and Interserve Home Health for all the loving care they gave to Audrey.

Services 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Rev. Charles Steele officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the New Home Baptist Church.

Bullock, Richard Henry

March 16, 2012

Richard Henry Bullock, 88, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Richard was born on April 12, 1923 in Nodaway, Missouri to Willis and Katie (Hollenbach) Bullock. He served in the Army during World War II and the Army Reserves for 17 years.

Richard was a member of Savannah Avenue Baptist Church. He was the Assistant Superintendant of Beatrice Foods Dairy Products. Following his retirement he repaired televisions.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Larry Bullock and two brothers, Willis and John Bullock.

He married Avis McCluey on October 5, 1946 in St. Joseph, Missouri, she survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Snider and husband Michael, Holton, Kansas, one son, David Bullock, Amazonia, Missouri; three brothers, Frank, Aaron and Joseph Bullock; sister-in-law, Marie Bullock; two grandchildren, Richard Hines and Paul Snider; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 2:00 pm Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Pastor Dennis DePugh officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorials to Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

Roseberry, Perry Norbert

March 16, 2012

Perry Norbert Roseberry, 55, of St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He went to be with the Lord, Saturday, March 10, 2012.

Perry was born on January 11, 1957 to Virgil and Lorena (Heitman) Roseberry

He was raised in St. Joseph, graduated from Central High School, and attended Hillyard Technical School.

He worked at Heartland Regional for over 35 years, and most recently worked at First Student Bus Company. Perry was in the U.S. Army Reserve and served as a corporal for eleven years.

His favorite hobbies were woodworking, camping and was an outdoor enthusiast.

Perry is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Linda (Roseberry) Daly, and niece, Kathleen (Daly) Seever

Surviving family includes wife, Jane Roseberry, of the home; brothers, Harvey (Vicky) Roseberry, and Clinton (Margie) Roseberry; aunt, Marie Roseberry, all of St. Joseph; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Fr. Bill Walter, C.PP.S. Celebrant. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

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

Parish Rosary 7:30 PM Wednesday evening at our chapel.

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

Mitchell, Norma Mae

March 16, 2012

Norma Mae (Fetterly) Mitchell, 89, of Blythedale, MO, passed away at the Bethany Care Center.

Norma was born August 2, 1922 in Syracuse, NY to Harold and Marie (Mautz) Fetterly.
She married Walter Budd Mitchell, he passed away in 1988. She worked as a secretary for a health care center.

Also preceding her in death was her parents, a brother, John Fetterly; two sisters, Marion Cosbey and Elsie Maitland and a nephew, John Christian.

Mrs. Mitchell is survived by a daughter, Judith Canale, Ypsilanti, MI; a nephew, George A. Christian, Eagleville, MO, four grandchildren, Denise Morrissey, Steven Canale and Vincent Canale and three Great-Grandchildren.

There will be no visitation for Mrs. Mitchell at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. A Memorial Service and Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Whitten, Diane Lynn (Evans)

March 16, 2012

Diane Lynn Evans Whitten, 63, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away March 8, 2012 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

The family will receive friends from 10:00AM – 12:00PM Monday March 12, 2012 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Graveside services will be held immediately following at the Courter-Ritchey Cemetery, Troy, KS. Pastor Ron Nichols officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel.

Jackson, Lucile A.

March 6, 2012

Lucile A. Jackson, 103, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012 at a local nursing home.

Lucile was born on June 18, 1908 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Walter and Myrtle (Potter) Wharton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Dale K. Jackson.

Surviving family includes daughter, Darlene Shadle, Clinton, Iowa.

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

There will be no visitation or services for Mrs. Jackson.
Inurnment at a later date.

Walsh, John C.

March 6, 2012

John Christopher Walsh, 56, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012, at a St. Joseph health care center.

John was born in St. Joseph on July 20, 1955. The son of John A. and June (Stanley) Walsh, he was a graduate of Benton High School, and a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He worked as a Security Guard for Securitas Security Service.

John was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother June Rose Walsh of the home; brother Steve Walsh and wife Angela, Atlanta, GA; one aunt; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial Mass 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Mr. Walsh has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation. Private inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Myers, Evelyn M.

March 6, 2012

Evelyn M. Myers, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at LaVerna Village, Savannah, Missouri.

Evelyn was born on December 24, 1923, in Middle Fork, MO, in Worth County, to Elmer David and “Minnie” (Roach) Holmes. She was a homemaker and a volunteer at Salvation Army and the Noyes Home for Children.

She married James Preston Myers on December 9, 1939, in St. Joseph. He passed away on January 30, 1978. Evelyn was also preceded in death by her parents; sons, James Allen Myers and James David Myers; brothers, Clarence Holmes, Archie D. Holmes, Samuel D. Holmes and Roger Holmes; and sisters, Zelma Attebury, Ruth Goff, and Martha Farris.

Survivors include her children, Austin Lee Myers of Texas, Wanda Reynolds and Gary D. Myers (Deann), both St. Joseph, MO; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Paralies of Maine and Terry Kline, St. Joseph, MO; aunt, Ruth Roach, Grant City, MO; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the Chapel where the family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Monday evening.

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

Law, Betty

March 6, 2012

Betty Law, 73, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at a Riverside health care center.

Betty was born in Darlington, Missouri, on August 22, 1938 to August Johannas and Helen Maxine (Minkner) Sager. In 1940, her family moved to Stanberry, MO, where she graduated from Stanberry High School. She married her high school sweetheart, William “Bill” Law in 1956.

After Bill completed his studies at Seminary, they pastored several Baptist Churches. Following Bill’s passing in July, 1970, she moved to St. Joseph, where she completed college while raising her children. She taught at Central High School and became the head of their Business Department. She also taught at MO Western State University. She later started her own CPA firm with offices in St. Joseph and Rock Port, MO.

Betty was a member of Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher. She went on many Mission trips and loved to sing.

She was preceded in death by her father, August Johannes Sager; mother, Helen Maxine
(Minkner) Sager; and husband, Pastor William D. “Bill” Law.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Dianne Manville of Topeka KS; son Byron Law and wife, Cindy, Kansas City, MO; two sisters Judy Cummings and husband, Richard, Kansas City, MO and Linda Steinhauser and husband Bob, North Little Rock, Arkansas; grandson, Nathan Manville and wife Meredith, Boston, MA, granddaughters, Amanda Law and Meagan Law of Kansas City, MO; and five nieces and nephews.

Services 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at Frederick Boulevard. Baptist Church, in St. Joseph, MO. Graveside Services and interment 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at High Ridge Cemetery, Stanberry, MO

The family will receive friends at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. Mrs. Law will be removed from our Chapel on Wednesday morning to arrive at the Church one hour prior to the service.

The family suggests memorials to Lottie Moon Missions Fund; Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church Music Dept. or Nila Callen Sunday School Class.

Kaelin, David

March 2, 2012

David Kaelin, 54, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at his home following a lengthy battle with cancer, surrounded by those he loved, and those who loved him.

David was born August 30, 1957 to Anthony O. Kaelin and Juanita (Goodwin) Kaelin.

Throughout his life he held various jobs, but before cancer forced him to go on disability last August, he had worked at American Family for 12 years.
Even though David contracted polio from the vaccine itself when he was just a toddler, he never let his handicap keep him from doing the things he wanted to do.
He loved being outdoors. He could hunt or fish all day and then get out there and do it all again the following day.

He had his father’s green thumb when it came to gardening. Everyone always said David had the best strawberries, blackberries and tomatoes that they had ever tasted.
And when it came to baking, he took after his mother; David could whip up the most amazing cobblers….apple, peach and blackberry. Throw that in with BBQ pork or homemade tenderloins and no one left his house on an empty stomach.

Family meant everything to David. There was not a thing he wouldn’t do for them. He always said he was lucky to have 2 sets of parents. And he considered his brothers and sisters in law to be just that…brothers and sisters.

David married the former Cindy Rivera on October 2 1987. He wanted more than anything to be able to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary this year. She survives of the home.

David was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Judy Milbourn and brother Anthony
Kaelin Jr.

He is survived by his faithful canine companion Riley, who would not leave his side these past few weeks, his father in law and mother in law, Lollie and Frances Rivera, his sisters in law Toni Hamera (Joe) of Easton Missouri; and Gina Rivera of St. Joseph.
He is also survived by his brothers in law Jerry Rivera, Tom Rivera and Matt Rivera (Heather) all of Saint Joseph Mo.
In addition he is survived by his brother Tom Dunken and his wife Myrna of St Joseph, and his sisters Donna Callaghan (Mike) of Oldtown, Idaho and Carol Elfers of Cincinnati, Ohio, numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

Funeral Mass 11:00 AM Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Inurnment at a later date.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 AM Monday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Monday evening.
Parish Rosary 8:00 PM at our chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
David would also ask that those who have never had a colonoscopy, to please have one done.

Turner, Beverly “Bev” G.

March 2, 2012

Beverly “Bev” G. Turner, 82, Weston, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at St. Luke’s North Hospital

Bev was born and raised in Atchison, Kansas to Samuel Morgan and Helen (Hays) Morgan. She graduated from Atchison High School, Class of 1948, where she also sang in the choir.

She married and lived in Rushville, Missouri before moving to St. Joseph, where she lived until five years ago.

She worked at Mead Products as a switchboard operator for over twenty years.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Helen Morgan, and two sisters, Joyce Stalcup and Dolores Martie.

Surviving family includes daughters, Robin Turner, St. Joseph; Kathie Lee, Atchison, Kansas; grandchildren, Jeremy (Lottie) Lee & Joshua Lee, Kaelyn (Tim) Head, Kelsee Moutray, Kohl Moutray, and Kinzey Smock; Great-grandchildren, Taylor Lee and Isaac Peltzer, brother, Samuel D. Morgan Jr., Hobart, Oklahoma; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was an amazing Mother and “Mema” and a huge inspiration to all of her family.

Services 6:00 pm Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation, 100 Park Avenue, Suite 108, Rockville, Maryland 20850

Colwell, Linda Jo

March 2, 2012

Linda Jo Colwell, 67, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Linda was born on June 20, 1944, in Falls City, Nebraska to Duane and Donnabell (Bauers) Bolejack. Linda was a homemaker and cosmetologist and was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church.

She married Vernon L. Colwell on April 19, 1986. He passed away on July 30, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her step-children, Nena, Connie, Lee and Timothy Colwell; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Kent Bolejack. brother-in-law, Dennis (Jeanne) Weber; long-time friend, Sherry Mackey; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many special friends.

Prayer Service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Entombment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Family will receive friends after 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel, with a Rosary 1:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

Sipes, Florence Margaret Burnham

February 29, 2012

Florence Margaret (Burnham) Sipes February 5, 1919-February 28, 2012

Florence Margaret Burnham Sipes has left to become an Angel on February 28, 2012. She joins her husband Homer Louis Sipes and her following children, Betty JoAnn, Mary, Jack, Ralph, Becky and Johnny. Florence leaves behind surviving children Roy, Nancy, Dean, Christy, Carol, Gilbert and David and over 100 grandkids, great and great great grandkids.

Services 11 am, Saturday at Savannah United Methodist Church under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the Church. Interment Graves Cemetery, Guilford, Missouri.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer’s Association.

Wood, Earl

February 26, 2012

Earl Wood, 94, of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah, Missouri.

Earl was born on March 8, 1917 in Parnell, Missouri to Ray and Dora (Spurgeon) Wood. He was a roofer with Seaman & Schuske, a member of Roofers Local #20 and a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church. He was also a 32 degree mason and past Master of Maysville Masonic Parrott Lodge #308; a life member of Scottish Rite and of York Rite; a member of High Twelve Club; a past patron of Areme Chapter #461 and dual member of Sunshine Chapter of Maysville; and a member of Saxton Chapter #143, O.E.S.

He married Roberta Keyes on September 14, 1940 in Leon, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 12, 2004. He was also preceded by his parents; sisters, Flossie Lenz and Lucille Lillie; brothers, Ermon Wood and Arthur Wood.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Wood and wife, Kay and Robert Wood and wife, Phyllis, all of St. Joseph, Missouri; sisters, Stella Hendrix, June Steinman and Effie Miller; seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Services 10:00 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Grant City Cemetery, Grant City, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Hands of Hope Hopice or to Moila Shrine Temple.

Springs, Charles “Jack”

February 25, 2012

Charles “Jack” Springs, 92, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Jack was born on September 13, 1919 in Forbes, Missouri to Walter Lee and Della (Legg) Springs.

Jack married Daisy “Roberta” Messer on October 8, 1944 in Phenix City, Alabama.

Jack worked at Armour & Co. for 32 years, and was a member of the American legion Post #287 and was in the U.S. Army during WWII from July 1940 to August 1945.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Daisy Roberta Springs; brothers, Jim, J.R., Gerald, Ned, Carroll, and Alfred Springs; sister, Geneva Embrey, and grandson, Kelly Murphy.

Surviving family includes, daughters, Pauline (Ron) Murphy and Helen (Dave) Groenke, both of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Debbie and David Groenke, of St. Joseph; Karen Ann Murphy, of Liberty, Missouri; great-grandchildren, Heather and Indi Groenke; Brother, Fred Springs, of Mt. Prospect, Illinois; Sisters, Doris McQueen and Erma Peery, of St. Joseph; and many nieces and nephews that he loved dearly.

Service 1:00 pm Monday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Sunday, at our chapel.
Where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday evening.

The family requests memorial contributions to the Patee Park Baptist Church or Patee Park Food Pantry.

Teresinski, Jean Ellen (Farrington)

February 22, 2012

Jean Ellen (Farrington) Teresinski, 83, died Tuesday, February 21, 2012 following a brief illness. Jean was born in Aurora, Illinois on May 21, 1928 to Ella and George Farrington, but resided in St. Joseph most of her life.

She attended Benton High School graduating in 1946. She was the Office Manager for Missouri B&H Live Stock Commission Company for 47 years retiring on April 22, 1994.

Jean was a 60 year member of the King Hill Baptist Church. She belonged to the Dune Dollies of Moila Temple and was a member of Pika Club. She was an active member of the Benton High School reunion committee for many years.

Jean was married to her beloved husband Robert Edward Teresinski. They shared a wonderful life together for 54 years. He preceded her in death in 2002. She is also preceded by her parents and one sister, Annabelle Cowart.

She is survived by a daughter, Terrie Martin, and her husband Jon of St. Joseph; grandsons, Kyle Martin and his wife Joy of Lindenhurst, Illinois, and Korey Martin, Los Angeles, California; great-grandchildren, Kaden, Adelyn, and Carter Martin, all of Lindenhurst, Illinois.

Jean was a much loved Wife, Mother, and Grandmother. We will all miss her presence but will carry her memory in our hearts for our lifetime.

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

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

Springs, James L. “Jim”

February 22, 2012

James L. “Jim” Springs, 78, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at a local healthcare facility.

Jim was born on February 26, 1933 in Oregon, Missouri to Walter and Della Mae (Legg) Springs.

Jim married Laura Marguerite Kunzelmann on January 19, 1964 in St. Joseph, Missouri

Jim worked as a mechanic at Armour & Company, a member of the American Legion, and was in the Air Force during peace time.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, JR, Gerald, Ned, Carroll and Alfred Springs; and sister, Geneva Embrey.

Surviving family includes, wife, Laura (Kunzelmann) Springs, of the home; daughter, Lori (Ron) Buhman-Bull; son, Tim (Mary) Springs, daughter, Karen Chipps, all of St. Joseph; brothers, Charles Springs, of St. Joseph; Fred Springs, Mt. Prospect, Illinois; sisters, Doris McQueen, and Erma Peery, both of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Taylor Buhman, Brynna Buhman, Jimmy Springs, Stacy Springs, Venessa Libolt, Robert Strickland, Felicia Chipps and Amanda Chipps; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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

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

The family requests memorial contributions to United Cerebral Palsy or the American Cancer Society.

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