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.

Hurst, Sharon K. (Tilson)

February 20, 2012

Sharon K. (Tilson) Hurst, 59, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Friday, February 17, 2012 at her home.

Sharon was born March 15, 1952 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Emery and Wanda (Caselman) Tilson, who preceeded her in death. She graduated from Central High School and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Missouri Western State University.

Sharon had most recently been the business office assistant for Aseracare. Previously she had been a para at Savannah High School, customer service technician for the IRS and worked at Westab.

Sharon married Gary Hurst on August 12, 1972 at Green Valley Baptist Church in Saint Joseph, he survives of the home.

Sharon was a very active member of the First Baptist Church, as well as, Women on Mission. She enjoyed scrapbooking, but her family and friends were most important to her. She loved them dearly and was devoted to them all. Her husband Gary was her best friend.

Additional survivors include daughter, Heidi Hurst, Los Angeles, California; son, Dustin (Katie) Hurst, Columbia, Missouri; granddaughter, Maryam; brother, Bob (Susie) Guinn; sisters, Sondra (Steve) Allen, Carol (Dennis) McGarry, all of Saint Joseph; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; brothers-and sisters-in-law.

Services 10 am, Thursday at First Baptist Church in Savannah. Visitation will begin after 4 pm, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 pm, Wednesday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions to Veronica’s Voice, P. O. Box 172472, Kansas City, Kansas 66117-1472 or First Baptist Church in Savannah.

Mothershead, Connie Sue

February 18, 2012

Connie Sue Mothershead, 61, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, February 17, 2012 at her home.

Connie was born on October 1, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Shannon and Barbara (Gohr) Evans.

She was a 1968 graduate of Central High School and a 1972 graduate of Missouri Western State College. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and was a teacher for 33 years retiring from the St. Joseph School District in 2005.

Connie was preceded in death by her father.

She married John F. Mothershead on December 23, 1994 in Platte City, Missouri. He survives of the home. Additional survivors include her mother, Barbara Evans; brother, Bob Evans and his wife, Linda, all of St. Joseph; three nephews, Chad, Trent, and Chris Evans.

Services 11 am Monday First Lutheran Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American cancer Society.

Helm, Ethel

February 16, 2012

Ethel Helm passed away February 15, 2012 at a local care center. Ethel was born November 21, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to John Orville Heber Nelson and May Ethel (Martin) Nelson, the second of three children. She grew up in Salt Lake City, attending East High School and graduating from the University of Utah in 1947 with a degree in Dietetic Arts.

She married Marshall P. Helm in the Salt Lake LDS Temple August 27, 1948, and they made their residence in Pocatello, Idaho. She worked as a dietitian in hospitals and nursing homes in the southeast Idaho area.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served the Lord in many callings through the years. Her hobbies included singing in the church choir and quilting. She was a member of the Piece Corps Quilt Guild in St. Joseph and founder of a quilting group in Pocatello, Idaho.

She is survived by her sons, John of Portland, Oregon, and William (Cheryl) of St. Joseph, and six grandchildren, Rachel (Marcus) Lee, Amanda, Matthew, Jessica, Joshua, and Daniel Helm, also of St. Joseph. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and her husband.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints St. Joseph Second Ward, 7 N. Carriage Drive, St. Joseph. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, and requests no flowers please. Interment will be at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Pocatello, Idaho.

Childers, Robert L. “Bob”

February 16, 2012

Gladstone, MO- Robert L. “Bob” Childers, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at his home.

Robert was born in McFall, MO, on June 22, 1934, to Emil and Clarice (Hefley) Childers.
He was a graduate of Pattonsburg High School. He was employed by Seal Right for 43 years.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.

Robert married Connie Bell on May 23, 1954 in King City, MO. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Rick (Lora) Childers , Liberty, MO; daughter, Pamela (Terry) Sohn, Kansas City, MO; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment King City Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Lazy Acres Baptist Church, 68 Outlook Drive, Edwards, MO 65326.

Wilde, Katherine Jean

February 15, 2012

Katherine Jean Wilde, 81, St. Joseph, MO; passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012, at a local hospital after a long battle with pulmonary disease.

Katherine was born on November 15, 1928 in West Point, Nebraska to Henry and Helen (Zeplin) Wilde. She was a graduate of Central High School.

Ms. Wilde enjoyed working and visiting with people so much, she did not retire until turning 82. Katherine worked as a clerical assistant for Wyeth Hardware. After her retirement, she then worked at the St. Joseph Museum, Ashland United Methodist Child Care on Sundays and the Open Door Food Kitchen.

Katherine was a very dedicated Hallmark card writer, touching many lives and hearts with her kind words and thoughts. Ms. Wilde was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. Katherine loved her nieces and nephews, her family and friends were very special to her.

Ms. Wilde was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert H. Wilde and sister-in-law, Rose Marie Wilde.

Katherine is survived by a brother, Donald (Mary Pat) Wilde, Warsaw, MO; Nieces, Jennifer (Robert) Hoffman, St. Louis, MO; Bridget (Morris) Matthias, St. Joseph, MO; Katherine (Mark) Mason, Wichita, KS; Nephews, Joseph (Lynn) Wilde, Houston, TX; Thomas (Maria) Wilde, Angelton, TX; Christopher (Mariah) Wilde, Luling, TX.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be held after 12:00 pm Wednesday, at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where a Daughters of Isabella Rosary will be held at 2:00 pm.

Ms. Wilde will be removed from our chapel at 3:00 pm to arrive at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where the family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 pm Wednesday. Parish Rosary at 6:30 pm. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations to the Open Door Food Kitchen or St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Curtin, Vera A.

February 15, 2012

Vera A. Curtin, 82, St. Joseph, MO, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2012, at her home.

Vera was born in Holt County, MO, on November 11, 1929, to Daniel “Boone” and Nellie Marie (Bradley) Fansher. She was a graduate of Oak Grove School, Oregon High School in 1948, and received her Registered Nursing degree from MO Methodist Medical Center. She worked as a nurse at the State Hospital and then at Methodist Hospital for thirty years, retiring in 1985. She loved gardening, canning and being a homemaker. She also enjoyed hunting mushrooms and square dancing. She always loved and cared for her family. Vera was a member of Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church and MO State Nurses Association.

Vera married Norris Johnson, Jr. in 1951. To this marriage, a son, Daniel “Danny” Johnson was born. She married Thomas F. Curtin on February 24, 1961. To this union, was born a son, Thomas Michael Curtin. Thomas F. Curtin passed away on April 19, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Pauline Steeby, Gladys Scheib, and Mildred Pittsenbarger.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas (Tammy) Curtin and Daniel “Danny” (Connie) Johnson, both of St. Joseph; sister, Mary (Jake) Steeby, Amazonia, MO; brother Ivan (Anna) Fansher, Savannah, MO; three grandchildren, Jeremy (April) Johnson, Tanner Curtin and Madisen Curtin; one great-granddaughter, Zoey Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 P.M. Friday at Heaton-Bowman Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Yarnell, Glenna Lee (Messick)

February 15, 2012

Glenna Lee (Messick) Yarnell was born August 1, 1915 and went into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, February 10, 2012. She was born north of Clarksdale, Missouri on a farm near Boxford. She lived near and in Clarksdale all of her life until she moved to
Vintage Garden South in November 2005. She moved to Carriage Square Health Care
Center in December 2011.

She graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1933. She was a member of the Clarksdale Methodist Church since 1925. She was a member of the Clarksdale Sunlight
Chapter #247 of the Eastern Star. She was a three time Worthy Matron and a Grand
Representative to Manitoba, Canada.

She worked 20 years in St. Joseph, Missouri; four years at Wyatt & Green Box Factory
and sixteen years for Fashion Line Bag Company.

She had a long, busy, eventful life. She loved to write poetry and often wrote and
recited poems for special occasions. She also loved to travel and took many trips, several outside the United States. In 2000, she toured Israel and Switzerland. While in Israel,
she was baptized in the Jordan River. She traveled to Ireland in 2002, where she
visited Blarney Castle and kissed the Blarney Stone at age 87. She took several cruises.
She traveled through Canada by train and visited Alaska and Hawaii.

She married Earl Yarnell on September 15, 1934, who died August 4, 1993. They had
two sons, Roger Lee Yarnell, who died May 7, 2010, and Charles Raymond Yarnell.
She is survived by her son, Ray Yarnell and daughter-in-law, Ellen, of Stewartsville and
her daughter-in-law, Teresa, of Edmond, Oklahoma. She has four grandchildren;
eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin after 9am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday evening. The funeral will be at the Methodist Church in Clarksdale, Missouri at 10:30 am on Friday, Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri.

She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

Russell, Sr., Robert L.

February 15, 2012

Robert Lee Russell Sr., 79, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at his home.

Robert was born on May 11, 1932 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Goldie and Jane (Cooper) Russell.

Robert was an officer at the St. Joseph Police Department for 27 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Sonny and Donald Russell, and three grandchildren.

Surviving family includes son, Rick (Janet) Russell, Amazonia, Missouri; daughter, Linda (Mike) Rifenbark, Springfield, Missouri; sons Bob (Jelsena) Russell, both of Amazonia, Missouri; Steve (Tammie) Russell, and Wes (Cindy) Russell, both St. Joseph, Missouri; 21 grandchildren, 51 great-grand children, 2 great great-grandchildren, sister, Mary Jane Devers, and brother Tommy Russell, both of St. Joseph.

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

Remembrance 7:00 pm Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 pm Wednesday, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday evening.

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

Boeh, Robert M. “Jack”

February 13, 2012

Robert M. “Jack” Boeh, 88, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012 at his home.

Jack was born June 26, 1923 in Wathena, Kansas to Rudolph and Catherine (Shalz) Boeh. He was a graduate of Wathena High School. In 1947, he married Patricia
Bracken, she survives of the home.

During World War II, Jack served his country in the 9th Airborne Troop Carrier, USAF in the ETO. He retired from Goetz/Pearl Brewing Company in 1976 and later from
his second career as a home remodeling independent contractor.

Robert was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He was a long time member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and St. James Holy Name Society while he was a member of St. James Catholic Church.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Virginia Haight, Bernadette “Penny” Boeh; and one brother, Raymond Boeh.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Jennifer (Allan) Unger, Grafton, Massachusetts; Robin Boeh, St. Joseph; Kris (Jeffrey) Daise, Cosby, Missouri; son, Mark (Melinda) Boeh, seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mass of Memorialization 11:00 am, Wednesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Inurnment with full Military Honors, under the auspices of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wathena, Kansas at 2:00 pm, Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Boeh has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. James Church, Hands of Hope Hospice or Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church.

Spangler, Clyde D.

February 12, 2012

Clyde D. Spangler, 83, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 11, 2012, at a local health care facility.

Clyde was born January 27, 1929 in Junction City, Kansas to Clyde and Mary Hazel (Kennedy) Spangler Sr. He graduated from Bayard High School in Colorado, and received a Bachelor’s Degree after attending Colorado A&M College and Baker University.

Clyde was a resident support customer engineer for IBM Corporation for forty years.

He married Erma (Clark) Foster at Wyatt Park Baptist Church in St. Joseph, in 1981, she
survives of the home.

Clyde was a member of Wyatt Park Baptist Church, Moila Shrine Temple and
Boy Scouts of America.

Clyde was preceded in death by his parents; Clyde and Mary Kennedy; son,
Kevin Spangler; and sister, Betty Moran.

Additional survivors include, sons, Craig Spangler, Platte, Kansas, Clark Spangler,
Utah; daughter, Krista Macolm, Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Cheri M. Spangler,
Caryn Spangler Moore, Benjamin Macolm, Bryan Macolm, Zachary Macolm;
great-grandchild, Lydia Ann Moore; step-grandchildren, Edward, Foster, Carol Lynn Foster, Donald Foster and friend, Penny Hunter.

Mr. Spangler has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-
Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or
Moila Shrine Temple.

Zachary, Nancy L.

February 12, 2012

Nancy L. Zachary, 80, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012 at the Living Community of St. Joseph.

Nancy was born on December 11, 1931 in Mound City, Missouri to Orville and Mildred (Nauman) Sharp. She was a homemaker and member of New Liberty Baptist Church, Mound City, Missouri.

She married Richard Zachary on March 11, 1951 in Mound City, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 1, 2010. She was also preceded by her parents and an infant brother.

Survivors include one son, R. Alan Zachary, wife, Vicki, Spring, Texas; one daughter, Ann Morgan, husband John, Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one sister, Patricia Gillis, Mound City, Missouri.

Services 2:00 pm Wednesday Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mound City, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 1:00pm Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends after 6:00pm.

The family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice or Living Community of St. Joseph.

Davis Jr., James A. “Sonny”

February 11, 2012

Jim “Sonny” Davis, Jr., 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jim was born on February 2, 1932, in St. Joseph to James A. Sr, and wife Anne. He grew up in South Park and attended Central High School before joining the United States Marines serving in the Korean Conflict.

Jim was the founder and operator of Jim Davis Motors and Pik-A-Pine Tree Farm.

He married Barbara “Bobbie Ann” Laws on April 30, 1950 in Hiawatha, Kansas. She preceded him in death on November 9, 2008. He was also preceded by his parents, infant son, John Lavern Davis, one sister, Dolly Harless and one brother, Robert “Bobby” Davis.

Survivors include four children, Perriann McCoppin, husband Dan, Rex Davis and wife Joyce, Steve Davis and wife, Sheila and Scott Davis and wife Tami; one brother, Lavern Still; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service 7:00pm Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

In memory of Jim, his family suggests memorial gifts to Shriners Hospital for Children, Children’s Mercy Hospital or March of Dimes.

Burnam, Betty L.

February 11, 2012

Betty L. Burnam, 84, St. Joseph, MO; passed away on Friday, February 10, 2012 at a local health care center.

Betty was born on June 11, 1927 in Nodaway, Missouri to Edward and Orah (Smith) Graham. She was a homemaker and member of Savannah Avenue Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing and cooking.

Betty married Ernest “Bud” Burnam on June 11, 1946, celebrating over 60 years of marriage together. He preceded her in death on October 20, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Steven Burnam; sister, Leola Springs and brother, Tom Graham.

Mrs. Burnam is survived by her son, Russell J. “Joe” Burnam and wife, Barbara, St. Joseph, MO; grandson, Rusty (Holly) Burnam, St. Joseph, MO; 2 great-grandchildren, Brycie and Jake Burnam; Nephew, Kenneth (Bernadette) Springs, St. Joseph, MO; great-nieces, Ramona, Brandi & Kelli.

Services 2:00 pm Tuesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 12:00 pm Monday at the chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 pm Monday.

Memorial Donations may be made to Savannah Avenue Baptist Church.

Osborn, Jean Marie

February 11, 2012

Jean Marie Osborn, 88, St. Joseph, MO; passed away Friday, February 10, 2012 at a local health care facility.

Jean was born on February 10, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Joseph and Gertrude (Tremmel) Weinschenk. She was a 1942 graduate of the Convent of the Sacred Heart.

Mrs. Osborn was a secretary for the St. Joseph School District for 33 years, retiring in 1992. She had previously worked for Townsend and Wall.

Mrs. Osborn was a lifelong member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. Jean was also a member of the Missouri Retired Teachers Association and enjoyed playing cards, embroidery and reading.

Jean married Curtis Osborn on June 18, 1947 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death in May 1959. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Osborn is survived by her daughter, Theresa J. Morris, St. Joseph, MO; granddaughter, Jennifer Kelly, St. Joseph, MO; Grandson, Lonnie (Keli) Morris II, Savannah, MO; 2 great-grandsons, Matthew Kelly and Carter Morris and 1 great-granddaughter, Megan Morris.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM Tuesday at Horigan Chapel.
Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 8:30-9:30 AM Tuesday morning, at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Firefighters or Backpack Buddies.

Hart, Catherine R. (Hanway)

February 11, 2012

Catherine R. (Hanway) Hart, 89, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at a local health care center.

Catherine was born September 25, 1922 in St. Joseph to Felix and Rose (Kirschner) Hanway. She was a homemaker and had worked as a baker and
in the cafeterias of Whitaker Cable and Missouri Western State University.

Catherine married John “Ben” Hart on February 16, 1946 in St. Joseph,
he preceded her in death on April 23, 1980. She was also preceded
by her parents; daughter, Linda Heller; brothers, Felix, Leonard and
Charles Hanway.

Catherine was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church,
where she belonged to the Daughters of Isabelle and the Altar Society.
She also was a member of Saxton Community Club. Catherine
enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Survivors include sons, John E. Hart and wife, Patricia, Leslie Hart
And wife, Julia, Paul Hart and wife, Charlotte, Vernon Hart and
Wife, Brenda; daughter, Emma Kern and husband, Joe; son-in-law,
Jewell Heller; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren;
brother, Donald Hanway; sisters, Mary Louise Noll and Dorothy Halling.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 am, Tuesday at Our Lady of Guadalupe
Catholic Church. Visitation will begin after 1 pm Sunday at Heaton-
Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Daughters of Isabella Rosary
3 pm, Monday. Parish Rosary 6 pm Monday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8 pm Monday evening. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Ascera Care Hospice or
American Cancer Society.

Wattenbarger, Bob

February 10, 2012

Charles Robert “Bob” Wattenbarger, 82, St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at his residence.
Bob was born on May 12, 1929 to Raymond H. and Mrytle A. (Belcher) Wattenbarger in St. Joseph, MO.
Bob married Martha “Jannett” Landrus on September 24, 1948 in St. Joseph, MO. Bob and Jannett celebrated their 63rd Anniversary in September 2011.
Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, and visiting with his co-workers and customers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Wayne “Pat” Wattenbarger; sister, Carolyn Delores “Dee” (Wattenbarger) Guyer; sister, Beverly Ann “Bev” (Wattenbarger) Craig; and great-grandson, Storm Scott Charles Huey.
Bob served in the United States Marine Corp and United States Marine Corp Reserves from 1946 to 1953. Prior to retiring from Bumper to Bumper Automotive in 2010, formerly St. Joe Auto Parts, in St. Joseph, MO, Bob worked for numerous Oldsmobile and Chevrolet dealerships; Stamey-Lindsey Funeral Home, St. Joseph, MO; and Auto Electric, St. Joseph, MO. Bob was a long-time member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Surviving family includes: wife, Martha “Jannett” Wattenbarger of the home; daughter, Connie (Fred) Hangartner of St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Karen Harden of St. Joseph, MO; son, Robert (Debbie) Wattenbarger of Troy, KS; daughter, Susan (Mike) Fisher of St. Joseph, MO; and daughter, Lisa (Tim) Wilcoxson of St. Joseph, MO; sister, Barbara (Bill) McDowell of Portland, OR; sister, Doris Jaramillo of St. Joseph, MO; brother, Raymond (Debby) Wattenbarger of Wichita, KS; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Services 3:00 p.m. Monday 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 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Wounded Warrior Project.

Davis, Jr., James A.

February 10, 2012

Jim “Sonny” Davis, Jr., 80, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Jim was born on February 2, 1932, in St. Joseph to James A. Sr, and wife Anne. He grew up in South Park and attended Central High School before joining the United States Marines serving in the Korean Conflict.

Jim was the founder and operator of Jim Davis Motors and Pik-A-Pine Tree Farm.

He married Barbara “Bobbie Ann” Laws on April 30, 1950 in Hiawatha, Kansas. She preceded him in death on November 9, 2008. He was also preceded by his parents, infant son, John Lavern Davis, one sister, Dolly Harless and one brother, Robert “Bobby” Davis.

Survivors include four children, Perriann McCoppin, husband Dan, Rex Davis and wife Joyce, Steve Davis and wife, Sheila and Scott Davis and wife Tami; one brother, Lavern Still; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service 7:00pm Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

In memory of Jim, his family suggests memorial gifts to Shriners Hospital for Children, Children’s Mercy Hospital or March of Dimes.

Warner, Shirley I.

February 10, 2012

Shirley I. Warner, 64, of Faucett, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2012 at her home.

Shirley was born on February 15, 1947 in Agency, Missouri to Ernest and Berniece (Thompson) Angst.

Shirley was employed at Sara Lee Foods Inc. for 42 years.

She was a member of the Agency United Methodist Church and UFCW Local #2, and attended the Word of Life Church.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving family includes Richard Warner, of the home; sons, Todd (Chelly) Mears, of Faucett; Rich (Shelly) Warner, of Troy, Kansas; daughter, Tammy (Jeff) Beckert, of St. Joseph; sister, Clara (Phil) Sanger; of St. Joseph, brother, Bob (Connie) Angst, of Agency; grandchildren, Abby (Cameron) Pierce, Stephanie (Richard) Weir, Bailey Mears, Noah Beckert, Keiffer, Sammy, and Kilsi; great-grandchildren, Parker Pierce and Andrew Weir; and niece, nephews, cousins and extended Sara Lee Family.

Service 3:00 PM Saturday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Feuquay Cemetery. Visitation will begin Friday, after 12:00 pm, at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Feuquay Cemetery, 4690 Southeast State Route O, St. Joseph, Missouri 64507, and the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.

Schneider, Herbert M.

February 10, 2012

Herbert Michael Schneider, 58, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at his home.

Herbert was born in Essen, Germany, on October 8, 1953, to Herbert and Renate (Blum) Schneider. He was a member of St. Mary Church in St. Joseph; St. Joseph Soccer Association and Dj Fussball Falke Verein.

Herbert was an artesian, educated in Germany, attaining his title of Metzgermeister in meat processing from the Handwerkskammer in Regensburger in 1977. In Germany he was self-employed. He immigrated to the United States in 2001. He had worked as regional sales manager for RICO USA the past 6 years.

Herbert was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johann and Anna Schneider; Wilhelm and Clemintine Blum; mother-in-law, Maryann Mazur and brother-in-law, Charlie Mazur.

Herbert married Laurie Mazur on May 23, 1981, in St. Joseph. She survives of the home.
He is also survived by daughter, Rebecca and son, Jason of St. Joseph; parents, Herbert and Renate (Blum) Schneider, Gelsenkirchen, Germany; father-in-law, Joe (Jean) Mazur, St. Joseph, MO; brothers-in-law, Mike (Nancy) Mazur, St. Joseph, MO and Jim Mazur and Michael Gibeault, Arlington, VA; sister-in-law, Theresa Orzel, Scottsdale, Arizona; Nieces Paige Mazur, Kayla Orzel; nephews Luke Mazur, Ryan Orzel; and those closest and dearest to him, here in the U.S.A. and abroad, who also share our loss.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 5:00 p.m. Sunday. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary Food Pantry, or Three Rivers Hospice.

Miller, Bonnie

February 10, 2012

Bonnie (Catron) Miller, 76, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Bonnie was born on April 26, 1935, in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Homer and Nancy (Rutan) Catron. She attended Pickett School. She spent several years as a Waitress at Snow White, then became owner/operator of Bonnie’s Dry Cleaners.

She married Leroy Miller on February 14, 1969. He passed away on May 10, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Colt Jordan; and brothers, Charles, James, John, Lloyd and Glen Roy Catron.

Survivors include step-daughter, Cheryl Jordan, St. Joseph, MO; step-son, Leroy Miller, Jr., Oregon, MO; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Billy Lee Catron and Roger Gene Catron; three sisters, Martha Marriott, Shirley M. Brown and Doris Ann Kerns and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 p.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to Frederick Boulevard Baptist Church.

Bryson, Norma

February 10, 2012

Norma Jean Bryson, 79, of St. Joseph died Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Heartland Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 19, 1932, in Plattsburg, Mo., to Emmett and Mary (Rickley) Sklenar.

Norma graduated from Lafayette High School in 1950 and married Jesse Bryson on Dec. 10, 1954, in St. Joseph. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a switchboard operator and for the Buchanan County Collector’s office. Recently she loved being the “treat bag lady” at Portraits by Long, and operating a booth at Jesse James Antique Mall.

She was a member of King Hill Christian Church and previously a long-time member of Copeland Baptist Church.

In retirement, Norma was active with community organizations including Nodaway Valley Bank Ambassadors, Commerce Bank travel advisory board, Ladybugs, Our Book Club and YWCA Arthritis Class. She enjoyed her extensive travels, visiting 48 states (missing only North Dakota and South Carolina) and many countries, including China, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Israel and Egypt.

Norma’s greatest joy was spending time and vacationing with her family and friends..

She was preceded in death by Jesse, her husband of 45 years; her parents; and sister Kathryn Ent.

Survivors include children and spouses: Sherry and Dennis Thompson of Omaha; Garry Bryson and Cathy Everett of Gower; Deanna and Byron Musser of St. Joseph; and Leigh Ann and Tim Goerlitz of St. Joseph; grandchildren: Brenton and Brittany Thompson, Brynne Musser, Lyndsey Thompson, Kilah Everett, Jayse Musser, Garrett Everett and Carson Goerlitz; brother Donald E. Sklenar, M.D. of St. Joseph; sister Joyce Robken of Sparks, Nev.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel, with interment in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation begins after 12 noon Friday at the chapel, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to King Hill Christian Church or Living Community of St. Joseph Foundation.

Butrum, Judy Lee

February 8, 2012

Judy Lee Butrum, 53, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2012, at her home.

Judy was born on May 16, 1958 to Joy LeRoy and Edna Lucy (Ruth) Williamson in Kansas City, Missouri.

Judy graduated from Mead High School in Mead, Nebraska.

Judy married Clayton Butrum April 9, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister and friend; her grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is preceded in death by her brother, Randy Williamson, infant sister, Melinda Williamson, brother-in-law, Bill Butrum, and mother-in-law Shirley Butrum.

Surviving family includes husband, Clayton Butrum, of the home; daughters, Heidi Ellis, of Shawnee, Kansas; Camilia (Kasey) Waterman, of St. Joseph; and Barbi Butrum, of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Kayden Waterman, Cooper Waterman, and Ava Farris; parents Joy LeRoy and Edna Williamson, of St. Joseph; brothers, James (Fredia) Williamson, of Kansas City, Kansas; and Joy (Linda) Williamson, of Lincoln, Nebraska; sisters, Lucy (Dean) Skates, Hiawatha, Kansas; and Sandy (Ray) Hamilton, Salem, Oregon; sister-in-laws, Sharon Leaverton, Prue, Oklahoma; and Dana Butrum, of St. Joseph; brothers-in-law, Darren and Terry Butrum, King City, Missouri; thirteen nieces and nephews, and ten great nieces and nephews.

Service 10:00 AM Friday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel
Interment Bellemont Cemetery. Wathena, Kansas

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

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Elo, Janet L.

February 8, 2012

Our Mother, Janet Louise Elo, took her final breath, February ,6, 2012, and now rests in peace. Mom’s spirit has been lifted up to God to be with Christ and her loved ones in everlasting life.

Our mother, Janet Elo, was preceded in death by her Husband, Pete Elo, and her daughter, Katrina Elo (Ditdo), her Mother and Father, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, and two brothers-in-law. She is survived by Peter (Miachelle) Elo of Lawrenceville, Ga; Ted Elo of St. Joseph, Mo; Jenifer Louise (Patrick) Hindery of St. Joseph, Mo; Gerald “Butch” (Carmen) Elo, of Orlando, Fl; Glorianna (Allan) Black of Indianrown, Fl; and Richard Elo (Amy, fiancé) of Orlando, Fl; Her sisters Carol Walsh of Omaha, Ne; Rosemary Kelly of St. Joseph, MO, and her sister-in-law, Eva Elo of Raytown. OurMother was blessed with nine grandchildren; Heather, Amanda, Melissa, Tylor, Jelena, Austin, Ana, Andrew, and Marlin. Grandma (Janet Elo) was double blessed with two great grandsons, Daniel and Quintin.

Janet was born to Rosa and Oscar Hausman on July 22, 1935. Mom attended St. Patrick’s grade school for eight years, then the Convent of the Sacred Heart, graduating in 1953. After graduation she continued her schooling at Platte’s Junior College then was hired in the office at Westab. In addition to Westab Mom was employed by WT Grant & Company, St. Vincent DePaul, Peachtree Door, and Russell Stover Candy Company.

Our Mom, Janet Elo, married Pete Elo, the love of her life, June 1, 1957. The fun began when we, the seven children, started coming into their lives. While raising seven children Janet was active in our lives and shared her talents with others. She was an active participant in the PTA for twenty-five years; loved being room mother on and off during these twenty-five years and she was a block parent for most of the time. With all of that going on she found time to be on the St. Pat’s School Board, coach basketball, go to our basketball, baseball and football games, be a Den Mother for Cub Scouts for a lot of years working right beside our Dad.

Our Mother was a seventy-six year member at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church where she was active in the choir, the Parish Council, was kitchen manager at the Fiesta for many long years. The Rosary…..Mom held a deep devotion to Our Lady, Mary the Mother of Christ. Angels….Mom was fascinated with angels for the past twenty-two years. Our Mom loved to knit, crochet, sew, cook and bake, play cards, joke around with people, win at bingo, sing, and her favorite; Pray the Rosary.

May our Mom rest in peace. The Elo Children

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Saturday, February 11, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 am Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Visitation will continue Friday with family to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening, at our Chapel.

Parish Rosary: 7:00 pm Friday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The Family suggests memorial contributions to Three Rivers Hospice or St. Patrick Catholic Church

Evans, Bobby Jon

February 8, 2012

Kansas City, MO-Bobby Jon Evans, 61, passed away Monday, February 6, 2012, at North Care Hospice & Palliative Care.

Bobby was born on May 1, 1950, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He is preceded in death by his biological parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee, and his adoptive parents, Bill and Margie Evans.

He is survived by numerous family and friends.

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

Moore, Carl Gilbert

February 7, 2012

Carl Gilbert Moore, 84, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, February 6, 2012 at his home.

Carl was born on August 19, 1927 in St. Joseph to Charles & Flossie (Herring) Moore, Sr.

Carl worked at Wonder Bread Bakery, and was a member of the Baker’s Union and Eagle’s Lodge #149. He was an active member and had served as a Union Steward. During that time he also worked part time at Midland Photo where he developed a love of photography. After he retired from the bakery, he worked at South Belt K-Mart as a greeter and also took care of the garden center.

He cared and loved his family and was always caring for and helping others who were in need.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Flossie (Herring) Moore, his wife, Doris J. (Glise), and brothers, Charles T. Moore Jr. & Dean McPheter.

Surviving family includes daughters, Kathleen Williams, Austin, Texas; April Fager, North Platte, Nebraska; son, Timothy Moore, St. Joseph; brother, Donald Moore, Poulsbo, Washington; half-sisters, Connie Christopher, Frances Foster, Donna Davidson, all of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Christopher Joe, Michael Joe, Scott Schneider II, Stacey Phillips, Raye Lynn Cowdrey, Justin Fager, Tabitha Weaver, & Cassandra Valenzuela, and 12 great-grandchildren.

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

The family will gather at the San Jose Steakhouse, Friday, February 10, 2012.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

The family requests guests bring a written remembrance.

Petitt, Jewel N.

February 7, 2012

Jewell N. Petitt, 82, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2012 in Andrew County, Missouri.

Jewell was born on February 25, 1929 in Trimble, Missouri to James & Rita (Sharp) Petitt.

Jewell graduated from Trimble School District and joined the Army. He served during the Korean Conflict and was wounded in action and received a purple heart.

After serving, he worked as a farm hand then began his career at Missouri Veneer.

Jewell was a member of the 2nd Creek Christian Church. He was a Disabled American Veteran.

Jewell is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Sallie (Pease) Petitt, and sister, Alma Ann Jett.

Surviving family includes sons, Willard Petitt, Cosby, Missouri, and Garry Petitt, St Joseph; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, sister, Alta “Faye” Zonker, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 2:00 pm Thursday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Wednesday, at our chapel.
Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Wednesday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion post #359

Wolfe, Tom

February 6, 2012

Tom Wolfe, 52, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by family.

Tom was born January 28, 1960, to Bill and Joann Wolfe. They preceded him in death.

Survivors include sisters, Debbie (Jerry) Wion, Brenda (Rodger) Kerns; brothers, Danny, Steve (Michelle), John, Bruce (Carleen); numerous nieces and nephews; and fiancée, Lisa Pearce.

Mr. Wolfe has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel. Inurnment at a later date.

McAsey, Francis P. “Sonny”

February 3, 2012

Francis P. “Sonny” McAsey, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on June 11, 1926 in St. Joseph to William and Edna (Birmingham) McAsey.

Sonny graduated from Christian Brothers High School and was a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, where he was very supportive in sports and school activities and a member of the Monday morning work crew. He was a veteran having served in the navy from 1944 to 1946 in New Guinea. Following his service to our Country, Sonny worked as a clerk for the United States postal Service for over 30 years, retiring in 1984.

Sonny married Doris Ann Seever on April 7, 1947 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Doris preceded him in death on October 12, 2011. They shared 64 years of marriage. He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter Mary Carol McAsey; an infant son; brothers William and James, and sister Mary Ann Yager.

Survivors include his children, Nancy Braman (John), Peggy Boyer (Carl), Tom McAsey, and Debby Pioch (Joe), all of St. Joseph; nine grandchildren: Amy, John Matthew, Racheal, Travis, Casey, Andie, Patrick, Shane and Luke; 17 great-grandchildren; brother Bob McAsey (Jerri); sister Nancy Herbert and numerous nieces and nephews; in-laws Shirley McAsey, Trudy Seever, Julia and Monte Yager; and best friends Roger and Helen Kerns.

Mass of Christian Burial: 2:00 PM Monday, at St. Patrick 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 6:00 to 8:30 pm.

Parish Rosary: 7:00 pm Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

Carlson, Michele LaRae (Cobb)

February 3, 2012

Michele LaRae (Cobb) Carlson left this world to be with her heavenly father on Friday, January 27, 2012.

Michele was a loving and sweet person and treasured her friendships with all those around her.

She was preceded in death by her two sons, Joshua Cobb and Colton Carlson, her maternal grandparents, John Palmer Sr. and Agnes Smith, and her paternal grandparents, Charles and Iola Cobb.

She is survived by her former husband and companion, Greg Carlson, of Kansas City, Missouri; her daughter Felicia Carlson, Maui, Hawaii; her sister Denice Ann Cobb, Cameron, Missouri; parents, Francis and Ida Cobb, St. Joseph; and an abundance of aunts, uncles, and cousins who loved her dearly.

Memorial Mass 11:00 AM Tuesday, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
Father Ron Will, C.PP.S Celebrant. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the T.O.U.C.H. Program at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

Dickens, Carl D.

February 2, 2012

Carl D. Dickens, 83, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Missouri Veterans Home, Cameron, MO.

Carl was born on August 23, 1928, in Dixon, Missouri, to Garrett Charles and Edna (Reagan) Dickens. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Following the service, he worked for Farmers Insurance Group as an agent and as District Manager.
He was a member of McCarthy Baptist Church; Sunrise Optimist Club; and American Legion Post 11.

Carl married Shirley D. Jacques on December 24, 1950 in Dixon, MO. She died on August 30, 2002. He was also preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Louie Russell Dickens.

Survivors include his son, Larry D. (Sue) Dickens, St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Jeanne (Ron) Estep, Lee’s Summit, MO; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacy, Christy and Eric; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Paul, James and Leon; five sisters, Ruby, Helen, Mable, Lucille and Ruth Ann; numerous nieces and nephews and a special friend, Doris Robertson.

Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

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

The family suggests memorials to the National Alzheimer’s Association.

Schmidt, William Lewis

January 27, 2012

William Lewis Schmidt, 62, Savannah, Missouri, passed away on his birthday, Friday, January 27, 2012 at his home.

Bill was born January 27, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Robert and Thelma Schmidt of Amazonia, Missouri. He graduated from Savannah High School, Class of 1968. Bill served his country in the United States Navy as a Seebee.

Bill married Patsy Reavis on October 2, 1971, she survives of the home. He worked at Silgan Containers for 39 years as a mechanic. Bill was a member of the Savannah Baptist Church.

Bill enjoyed tournament fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He served as a coordinator of Savannah’s tee ball league and was an assistant scout master of Boy Scouts Troop 60.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, Brian (Kelley) Schmidt of Arnold, Missouri, Matthew (Elizabeth) Schmidt of Florissant, Missouri; three grandsons, Brayden, Carter and Collin; one granddaughter, Claire; brother, Michael (Anna) Schmidt of Amazonia, Missouri; sister, Carol (Kenneth) Pierce of St. Joseph, Missouri; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services 10 am, Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Sunday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 pm, Sunday afternoon. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

Atkins, Elizabeth Sue

January 26, 2012

Elizabeth Sue Atkins, 84, Rea, MO; passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at a local health care facility.

Elizabeth was born on October 19, 1927, near Maitland, MO, to Earl and Ethel (Smith) Atkins. She was a graduate of Oregon High School. Elizabeth worked as a cook at the North Andrew School District. She enjoyed sewing and owned her own upholstering business.

Elizabeth helped establish the Rea Rockets, where she taught sewing and cooking classes for the 4H Club. She was a dedicated Christian and taught Bible and Sunday School classes at Rea Union Church. She was a member of Flag Springs Baptist Church.

Elizabeth married Earl Deforrest Atkins on January 23, 1947, in Savannah, MO. He preceded her in death on January 10, 1995. She was also preceded by her parents; 4 brothers, Paul, Richard, Francis Eugene and Donnie Atkins; 4 sisters, Mildred Adams Cromer, Joyce Kunkel, Neva Atkins and Glenda Atkins.

Elizabeth is survived by 3 daughters; Earlene (Don) Deaton, Savannah; Twila (Wayne) Cox, Rea; Wanda (Donny) Propes, Savannah; 2 brothers, Wayne Atkins and Albert (Glenda) Atkins; Oregon; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Services 2:00 PM Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 12:00 PM Friday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 PM Friday.

The family has requested memorial donations to North Andrew Scholarship Foundation, Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or the Donor’s Choice.

Blythe, Anita Ruth (Masner)

January 26, 2012

Maysville, MO – Anita Ruth (Masner) Blythe, 67, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Anita was born on February 10, 1944, in Springfield, Missouri, to Zean William and Jewell P. (Vance) Masner. She was a day care worker and was of the Baptist faith.

Anita was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Zean Masner, Jr., Gilbert, Robert and Ronnie Masner and one daughter, Marie Annette Blythe.

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon E. (Jerry) Thomas, Maysville, MO and RoseMary Louise Martinez, Nixa, MO; four grandchildren, Heather and Steven Martinez and Shelbie and Michelle Thomas; brothers, William David Masner, Marshfield, MO and Glendon Ray Masner, Springfield, MO; sisters, Minnie Williams, Parkville, MO, Carol L. Sego, St. Joseph, MO, Roberta McElroy, Senise, GA, Janie Sue Brownewell, Kansas City, KS and Marjorie Rozetta Brown, Seymour, MO.

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

The family suggests memorials to American Heart Association or to American Diabetes Association.

Sharp, Alice L. (Bell)

January 24, 2012

Alice Lavon (Bell) Sharp, 79, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012, at her home.

Alice was born on October 7, 1932 in King City, Missouri to Leonard William and Bonnie Frances (Hailey) Bell. She was raised in King City and graduated from the King City High School.

Alice lived in Phoenix, Arizona for a short time, Long Beach California for 10 years, and Kansas City for 20 years. She also lived in Union Star and King City, Missouri for a short time.

Alice worked as a lab technician for Cook Paint and Varnish Company in Kansas City, Missouri, for 20 years, and as a lab technician for Wonder/ Hostess.

Alice was a member of St. Rose of Lima in Savannah.

She enjoyed painting, garage sales, gardening, loved her pets and loved bird watching.

Alice is preceded in death by her husbands, Stanley Goldsmith, and Richard Sharp, and two brothers-in-law.

Surviving family includes daughters, Vickie (Jeff) Clingan, of Van Meter, Iowa; Denise Goldsmith, St. Joseph; sisters, Ella Mae Heintz, St. Joseph; Carol Sue Barton, Kansas City, Missouri; Connie Lou Childers, Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren, Chance Stewart, Cody Stewart, Jessica Clingan, Sarah Clingan, and Heidi Clark, and five great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM Friday, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Savannah, Missouri. Interment King City Cemetery, King City, Missouri.

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

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends 6:30 to 8:30 pm Thursday evening at our chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

King, Kecia A.

January 24, 2012

Kecia A. King, 46, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2012, in St. Joseph.

Kecia was born in Richland, Washington on June 9, 1965, to Opris and Sandra (Mudd) King. She moved to St. Joseph when she was three. She was a graduate of Lafayette High School. She worked in the health care profession and received her certification as a CNA.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Survivors include her daughter, Chave May, St. Joseph, MO; father, Opris (Shirley) King, Kildare, TX; mother, Sandra King, St. Joseph, MO; two brothers, Kevin (Julie) King, St. Joseph, MO and Vincent (Elaine) King, Pasco, WA; three nieces, Jazlyn King, Chalise King, Beyora King; and three nephews, Christopher Erickson, Kevin Cade King, Jalen King; God Sister, Larraine Robinson, great-aunt Juanita McDonald, two uncles, Ernest (Julia) Mudd, and James (Mary) Mudd; four aunts, Dorothy Brown, Rosie Harrison, Marilyn King, and Louise (Jerry) Miles, close friend, Bill Jones, Plattsburg, Missouri; and her best friend and grand-dog, Zoey.

Ms. King has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph.

Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 28th at Brookdale Presbyterian Church. Rev. Paul Gaug officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the Service.

The family suggests donations be made to Kecia King Memorial Fund at any US Bank to be used for scholarships.

Trotter, Bonnie E.

January 24, 2012

Bonnie E. Trotter 93, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Bonnie was born on August 14, 1918 in Melbourne, Missouri to Charles and Silvia (Harris) Robertson, She was a member of Brookdale Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.

She married Roy A. Trotter on September 6, 1970. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2008. She was also preceded by her sister, Marcella Boylan.

Survivors include two step-daughters, Darla Simpson (David), St. Joseph, Missouri, Donna Robinson (Lloyd), Elwood, Kansas; two step-sons, Loren Trotter (Jodie), Warrensburg, Missouri, Scott Trotter (Angie), St. Joseph, Missouri and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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

The family suggests memorials to Brookdale Presbyterian Church.

Ellison, “Sonny”

January 24, 2012

Leland L. “Sonny” Ellison, 77, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012, in St. Joseph, Missouri

Sonny was born on January 23, 1934, in Quitman, Missouri to Henry and Martha (Walden) Ellison.

Sonny graduated from Maitland High School. He attended Northwest Missouri State College and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Sonny then started working at Swift & Company; he began his career at Quaker Oats, retiring as supervisor in 1992.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Gary Ellison.

Surviving family includes wife, Jane Ellison, of the home, sons, Grant (Mary) Ellison, St. Joseph, Clark (Karen) Ellison, Rogers, Arkansas; grandchildren, Carli and Chuck Ellison, and sister, Sue Winch, Achille, Oklahoma.

Private graveside inurnment will be held at a later date

The family suggests memorial contributions to Inter-Serv or Waterfowlers Hall of Fame, Mound City, Missouri.

Cobb, Clayton

January 24, 2012

Clayton Cobb, 92, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at a local health care center in St. Joseph.

Clayton was born on December 15, 1919 in Savannah, Missouri to Ralph D. and Josephine (Stuckey)Cobb.

He was a graduate of Savannah High School and served four years in World War II in the Pacific theater. He married Gene F. Doersam on October 19, 1947.

He was a member of the First Christian Church of Savannah, Missouri where he had served as a deacon. He was also a member of the American Legion Post Dick Munkres #287 of Savannah, and was active at Andrew County Senior Citizen Center where he sang with “The Jubileers”. He also served on the Andrew County Draft Board during the Vietnam War.

Clayton farmed in rural Savannah, then went to work for Barr Construction Company and later worked at the Andrew County Lumber.

Preceding him in death, were his parents, and two sisters, Bessie Lightle and Dorothy Cobb.

He is survived by his spouse of 64 years, three children, Richard D. (Kay) of Kankakee, IL; F. Brian (Susan) of West Linn, Oregon; Kathryn Brittingham (Galen) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services 2:00 pm Friday, at First Christian Church of Savannah in Savannah, MO. Interment Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Thursday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm Thursday evening at Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the First Christian Church of Savannah or Andrew County Senior Center.

Doan, Mary Evelyn (Turpen) Gebauer

January 23, 2012

Savannah, MO- Mary Evelyn (Turpen) Gebauer Doan was born near Avenue City, Missouri, to Sydney A. and Emily (McCoy) Turpen on March 29, 1916. She went to her heavenly home on January 22, 2012.

She married Oscar H. Gebauer on August 6, 1931. He preceded her in death November 23, 1959. She lived in Andrew County until 1961 when she moved to St. Joseph, Mo.
Evelyn was a member of the Helena Methodist Church, Helena, Missouri, for many years. After moving to St. Joseph, she was of the Pentecostal Faith. She was a faithful member and worker in the church, and taught Sunday school classes for children. She was a homemaker, and also worked for Stuppy Floral Company and Wyeth Hardware Company.

On October 2, 1970, she married Edwin Doan. He died August 3, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Glen Eugene Gebauer; four brothers, John, James, Sydney “Pat” and Charles Clyde Turpen; and two sisters, Virginia (Uly) Milhollun and Georgia (Lloyd) Bryson.

She is survived by daughters, Helen (Ralph) Price and Carol Doan Chavez, both of St. Joseph; a sister, Estella Kies, Mankato, Minnesota; four grandchildren, Dennis (Joy) Price, Bonner Springs, Kansas, Ronald Price, Prescott, Arizona, Angel (Tom) Smith, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Vanessa (Travis) Durbin, New Brockton, Alabama; and great-grandchildren, Sondra Price, Isaiah Durbin, Samuel Durbin, Abram Durbin, Anna Rose Durbin and Raymond Smith. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews..

Services 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, MO.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

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

Stewart, Eugene K. “Jack”

January 19, 2012

Eugene K. “Jack” Stewart, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at his home.

Jack was born on February 28, 1922, in Wathena, KS, to Elmer Elworth and Artie Mable (Clendenen) Stewart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Merle; brothers, Rollie, Harold, Douglas and Merle Stewart; and sisters, Wilma, Mable and Virginia.

Jack was a farmer and also worked for Rockwell International. He served in the US Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of V.F.W. #5531, in Wathena, KS, and enjoyed going to the horse races.

Jack married Betty Lou Kindred on August 15, 1961, in Troy, Kansas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include daughter, Helen (Tim) Teague, Elwood, KS; son, Larry Stewart, St. Joseph, MO; granddaughter, Jackie (Mike) Centeno; four great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Xavier, Mikey and Addisyn; three brothers, Virgil Stewart, Atchison, KS, Elmer Stewart, Troy, KS and Luther Stewart, St. Joseph, MO; sister, Josephine Davis, Las Vegas, NV; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Gregory, Helen V. (Meek)

January 19, 2012

Helen V. (Meek) Gregory, 88, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2012, at Carriage Square health care center.

Helen was born on September 23, 1923, in Oxford, MO, where she was raised. She was a graduate of Worth, Missouri, High School and a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church.

She married Richard B. Gregory on June 17, 1950, in Maryville, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband on February 8, 1987; brother Charles Meek on November 7, 1994; and her parents, Gloe L.and Eva M. (Dannar) Meek.

Helen worked as an accountant for the MO State Department of Mental Health, retiring on February 2, 1987, after 40 years of service. She loved to travel, spend time with her dogs, feed the birds and play cards.

Survivors include one sister, Mary (Earl) Tullis, St. Joseph, MO; numerous nieces, nephews and their children.

Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

Memorials are suggested to Wyatt Park Christian Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Spaulding, Frankie D. (Anderson)

January 16, 2012

Frankie D. (Anderson) Spaulding, 97, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Frankie was the oldest of six children born to Ed and Anna (Rodewald) Anderson in Easton, Missouri on August 4, 1914.

Frankie married Paul Spaulding of Oneida, NY on May 22, 1944. He preceded her in death on August 5, 2004.

Frankie graduated from Central High School and the State Teachers’ College in Maryville. She taught for 20 years in the schools of Buchanan County before moving to Chula Vista, California where she taught 20 more years. She retired in 1979.

In 1981 Frankie and Paul moved back to Missouri. She was a member of the Camden Point Baptist Church, the St. Joseph Catholic Church Quilting Club of Easton, and was secretary/writer for the Young-At-Heart magazine.

She is preceded in death by her husband Paul, parents Ed and Anna Anderson, sister Marge Bowman, and brothers Lewis, Lee, and Harold Anderson.

She is survived by sister Ruth Anderson, cousins Edna Apostol and Kenneth (Doris) Rodewald of Savannah, sister-in-law Jean Anderson and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

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

Memorial contributions can be made to the Kendallwood Hospice or to the Donor’s Choice.

McCrary, Gentry T.

January 14, 2012

Gentry T. McCrary, 86, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Gentry was born on May 11, 1925, in Kidder, MO, to Charles “Woodie” and Juanita (Cox) McCrary. Gentry was a WW II Navy veteran. He worked for Swifts for 25 years and then Carnation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Gentry is survived by his wife of 35 years, Florence McCrary, of the home; sons, Kenneth and Michael McCrary; daughter Kelly (Rick) White; step-children, Earl (Meredith), Eddie and Kirte McCrary, Cindy (Rick) Donaldson, Laura Barnett, Karen (Richard) Barnes; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister, Elsie Hall of Jamesport, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. McCrary has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2012, at McCrary Cemetery; Gallatin, MO.

Cornell, Doneta

January 14, 2012

Doneta Kay (Clevenger) Cornell, 64, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012 at her home.

Doneta was born and raised in Meadville, Missouri to Donald and Leona (Elam) Clevenger on December 2, 1947, where she graduated from Meadville High School. She then moved to St. Joseph and attended Gard Business School.

Doneta retired from the Missouri Highway Department after 30 years.

Doneta married Billie Gene Cornell on June 24, 1966. He preceded her in death on September 30, 2008. She is also preceded in death by her father, and two brothers, Ronald and Paul Clevenger.

Surviving family includes daughters, Rhonda Cornell, and Julie (Gary) Bacon, grandchildren, Lauren, Leslie, and Rylie Bacon, mother, Leona Clevenger, brothers, Terry and Lyndell Clevenger, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her greatest love was watching her grandchildren, and watching them play in sports activities.

Service 10:00 am Tuesday, at McCarthy Baptist Church.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 Noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday evening.

Memorial contributions can be made to the McCarthy Baptist Church or Children’s Mercy Hospital.

O’Konski, Joseph

January 12, 2012

Joseph F. O’Konski, 67 of Lake Waukomis went to meet his Lord and Master on January 9, 2012. Joe was born in St Joseph, MO to Clemence and Berniece (Mollus) O’Konski on Nov 17, 1944. He attended St. Peter and Paul Elementary and graduated from Christian Brothers High School. He was an Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Starting as young as 12 years old, Joe worked for Clarence Rezac at his neighborhood hardware store. Later he worked as a plumbing and electrical buyer for Wyeth Hardware in St Joseph, MO prior to his 25 year career with Model Stone, Inc, now known as Complete Home Concepts. On December 26, 1979, Joe married the love of his life, Christine (O’Rourke) Bagby and they have just celebrated 32 years of marriage. Joe was an avid fisherman and he loved and enjoyed his lake home on Lake Waukomis. Joe was a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the NRA, as well as being a past Deacon of Northland Christian Church where he served on many committees, one being the building committee to construct a new edition where Joe will lie in state.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, one step-son, Michael S. O’Rourke, a brother-in-law, Mark G. Bagby and father-in-law, Mark L. Bagby and his mother-in-law whom he and Christine cared for, Nellie May Bagby.

His loving family includes, his wife of 32 years, Christine (O’Rourke), 8 Step-Children, Kathleen Olvera and her husband Mark, Kelly Jarrett and her husband Jay, Danny O’Rourke and his wife Molly, Rosie Holder and her husband Myron, Bridget Sandow and her husband George, Ryan O’Rourke and his wife Genni, Maureen Dudley and her husband Heath and Kenny O’Rourke and his wife Lori; Sister, Mary Gall and her husband Fritz, brothers, Richard O’Konski and James O’Konski and his wife Margery; 17 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 7 nephews; 3 nieces; and a host of great -nephews and great-nieces. Joe is also survived by a favorite cousin, Joe Kilanoski and his wife Carol, Phil O’Konski and many other cousins.

Services to honor Joe’s life will be a visitation with family 5-8pm Wednesday, Jan 11 at Northland Christian Church; 6120 NE 48th St, KC,MO. Joe will be taken to St. Joseph on Thursday morning and he will lie in state at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will greet friends on Friday from 5-9pm with a prayer service at 6pm; Celebration of Life service at 10am Saturday, at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 2618 Seneca Street St. Joseph, MO (816) 671-9473, under the direction of Pastor John Koch and Father Bill Walter.

Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St Joseph with full military honors.

Services have been entrusted to Cashatt Family Funerals 816-587-8200 and

Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel (816) 232-3355.

Wanek, William W.

January 10, 2012

William “Bill” Walter Wanek, 67, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012.

Bill was born March 29, 1944 in St. Edward, NE to Walter and Marjorie (Morris) Wanek.

At age 12, the family moved to Fremont, NE. Bill was in the class of “62” at Fremont High. He lived in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, 1967 – 1988.

Bill married in August 1963. He was later divorced. June 10, 1972, he married Janelle Alm. She survives of the home.

Bill served in the United States Marine Corps for four years, spending 13 months in Vietnam as an Air crewman in Marine Helicopter Squadron 261.

Bill worked in the grocery industry for 25 years, from stock clerk to store manager. His last 20 years, he was an over-the-road truck driver.

Bill was a member of Masonic Lodge #229 of Ceresco, NE, for more than 40 years. He was also a member of USMC/COMBAT HELICOPTER ASSOC. and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. He was an avid golfer and a member of Duncan Hill Golf Course and loved to win a quarter or two off of his buddies.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by 5 children and step-children, Sherry Jackson and husband, Greg, from St. Joseph, Christy Buell from Lincoln, NE, and Carolyn Wanek from Lincoln, Jodie Jung from Manhattan, KS and Trent Alm of Kansas City, MO. Bill had 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Larry Wanek, Palm Spring, CA and Don Wanek, Wheatridge, CO.

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

Memorial Service 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Chapel. David H. Mejia officiated. The family will receive friends 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorial donations to Special Olympics.

Finchum, Bob

January 6, 2012

Bob Finchum, 80, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

Bob was born in Avenue City on February 8, 1931. He attended school and graduated from Savannah High School. He was drafted to the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, he returned to St. Joseph and began his career at Quaker Oats, retiring after 42 years.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Essie (Wilson) Finchum; brother, Clarence Finchum and sister and brother-in-law, Doris and Dale Shreves.

Bob is survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce Finchum, St. Joseph, MO; nieces, Jacqueline McClure, Clarksdale, MO, and Connie Stevenson, Cortez, CO; and nephews, Clarence Finchum, Muscatine, IA and John Finchum, St. Joseph, MO.

Graveside Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, MO, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Atha, Dorothy

January 5, 2012

Dorothy Blanche (Delaney) Atha, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, January 2, 2012, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Dorothy was born in St. Joseph on April 11, 1917, to John and Blanche (Burns) Delaney She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Ann Altar Society, Quilting Club; St. Joseph Church of Easton’s Quilting Group; and Ladies Auxiliary of Knights of Columbus Council #571.

She married Bob Atha on April 30, 1941 in St. Joseph. He passed away on September 11, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her parents; sons, Raymond Michael and John Allen Atha; daughter-in-law, Janice Atha; and four brothers, Bernard, Maurice and Tom Delaney and Danny Karl.

Survivors include her son, Robert J. (Olga) Atha, St. Joseph, MO; daughters, Patricia (Alfred) Miller, St. Joseph, MO and Charlotte (Phillip) Chunn, Savannah, MO; daughter-in-law, Patti Atha, St. Joseph, MO; fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; three sisters-in law, Juanita Gach, St. Joseph, MO, Peggy Horrigan, Louisville, KY and Sister Clairerita Atha, CSJ, St. Louis, MO; one brother-in-law, Paul (Jeanette) Atha, St. Joseph, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Family will receive friends 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, with a Rosary at 8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Fenley, Gertrude

January 2, 2012

Gertrude Fenley, 87, St. Joseph, Passed away, January 1st, 2012 at her home.

Gertrude was born on March 20, 1924 to Andrew and Anna (English) Mott.

Gertrude was raised on a family farm near Lathrop, Missouri and graduated high school in 1942. She attended nurses training at Sister’s Hospital andgraduated in 1945 as a registered nurse. She married Warren Fenley on November 15, 1947 at Cathedral of St. Joseph.

She worked at Sister’s Hospital and as a school nurse at Co-Cathedral Grade School. Gertrude was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral for 70 years, and a member of the Registered Nurses Association since 1945. Her family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren meant the world to her.

Gertrude is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: George, Thurman, and John Mott; sister, Mary Templeton, and daughter-in-law, Merril Sue Fenley.

Surviving family includes husband, Warren F. Fenley, of the home; sons, Michael Fenley, Parkville, Missouri, and Matthew Fenley, Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Sarah, Mick, Emily, and Tyler; eight great-grandchildren, Hannah, Max, Maddie, Kennedy, Brody, Lillie, Gavin, and Gunnar; brothers, Andrew and Richard Mott; and sisters, Thelma Trawick, Betty Jo Rader, and Virginia Kline.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Thursday, at Cathedral of St. Joseph
Entombment 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.

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

Stevenson, Webb E.

January 2, 2012

Webb Stevenson, of St. Joseph, passed away, Friday, December 30, 2011, at his home following a brief illness.

Webb was born on March 4, 1931, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Harold N. and Marian (Webb) Stevenson, and was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph.

He married Katherine L. Sallee on June 3, 1961; she survives of the home.

Webb was a member of Ashland United Methodist Church and past member of the Wesleyan Sunday School class. He was a lifelong member of Sertoma, Beta Theta Pi and a member St. Joseph Historical Society

He was a graduate of Central High School 49’ers. He attended Washington and Lee University and graduated from University of Missouri with a degree in agriculture.

Following college he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a helicopter mechanic. After discharge, he farmed at Easton, Missouri and then joined Bennett Garden Center as a partner and vice-president. He was an insurance agent with Lucas, Hopkins, Stevenson Insurance Agency.

Retirement gave Webb time to spend as a volunteer tutor in the St. Joseph School System. He volunteered for 17 years at Bode Middle School. He also had the opportunity to tutor in ESL, English as a Second Language, working with families.

He received many awards including National Association of Partners in Education, National Outstanding Volunteer Award, Carnation Community Service Award, J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award and others.

These awards were recognition of his many years of volunteer service in education for children in Missouri. His recent years had been spent tutoring children at Avenue City, R-9 School.

He and his family were a licensed foster home in Andrew County, Missouri and served for 8 years. He was treasurer of the Missouri Foster Parent Association, and was active in the local Northwest Missouri Foster Parent Association. He was Co-founder of PACT, Parents and Children Together.

He shared with his wife Katherine, the David G. Berger Community Service Award, 2001; 13th Annual Mayor’s Thanksgiving Humanitarian Award and Avenue City School and Community Service Award.

Webb was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary S. Tootle, and Barbara S. Broadhead.

Additional survivors include son, Christian T. Stevenson; daughters, Julie and husband Brian Redinger; Jill L. Massey; four grandchildren, Robert, Sarah, Daniel, and Joseph Webb; and nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 pm Tuesday, at Ashland United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Avenue City R-9 School Memorial Fund, 18069 Highway 169, Cosby, Missouri 64436, Inter-Serv Calvin Center, or Open Door Food Kitchen.

Webster, Donnie L.”Don”

January 2, 2012

Donnie L. “Don” Webster, 65 of Springfield, Missouri formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 surrounded by his family at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph following a Christmas visit.

Don was born on January 5, 1946 in Kirksville, Missouri to Thomas Milton and Edna Pearl Webster.

Don graduated from Lancaster High School in 1963. He graduated from Kansas City Business College and Moler Barber School where he received his license and perfected his trade at Chuck’s Barber Shop in St. Joseph. Don retired from the Missouri Air National Guard after 22 ½ years of service with the Security Police and was a sales rep for Seitz Foods in Springfield, Missouri, and currently operated Law Enforcement Promotions.

Don believed in supporting law enforcement and enjoyed the relationships he acquired within various Sheriff’s Departments all over the country.

You always knew what Don was thinking much to the dismay of his friends and family. He spent the last two weeks of his life doing exactly what he wanted to do and left this world doing it “HIS” way.

Don was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Tommy Webster.

He married Rebecca Sue Shepherd on November 5, 1969 in St. Joseph, Missouri, She survives of the home.

Additional survivors include one daughter, April D. Wyatt and husband, Marshall, St. Joseph, Missouri; one son, Todd J. Webster and wife, Trisha, Bolivar, Missouri; six grandchildren, Schuyler, McKinzie, Sierra, Ethan, Lola and Charlotte; mother -in-law Rose Marie “Pobie” Shepherd, St. Joseph, Missouri; brother-in-law, Roger L. Shepherd and wife Cheryl, Grapevine, Texas, sister-in-law, Joan Webster, Glenwood, Missouri and numerous nieces and nephews and his traveling companion, his dog, Tinker Belle.

Services 1:00pm Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 1:00pm Wednesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Mr. Webster will be cremated following the service. Graveside service 1:00pm Friday at the Arni Cemetery, Lancaster, Missouri.

The family would like to thank Dr. Anita Smith for her exceptional care and compassion in the last few days of Don’s life.

Don would like you to remember to hold the ones you love dearly and tell them why they are special –LOVE BIG!

In memory of Don, his family suggests memorials to Ronald McDonald House or Friends of the Park – Tree House for Everyone Project in care of the funeral home.

Mollus, Joseph L. “Joe” Jr.

December 31, 2011

Joseph L. “Joe” Mollus, Jr., 49, of St. Joseph passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 at his home.

Joe was born October 18, 1962 in St. Joseph to Joseph, Sr. and Ethel (Rhoades) Mollus. He worked for Monfort and Seitz Packing Companies and at the East Hills Mall. He had also served with the Army Reserve.

Mr. Mollus was preceded in death by his mother; a granddaughter Makya Mollus; a brother, John Mollus and a sister, Debra Mollus

Joe is survived by his father, Joseph L. Mollus, Sr.; a daughter, Jessica Mollus; two grandchildren, Demetrius Mollus and Lillia McDougal all of St. Joseph; a brother Jerry (Lynda) Mollus of Waterloo, IA; a sister, Jennifer (Rob) Gentry of Windsor, CT and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held 2:00PM Monday, January 2, 2012 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date.

Lundy, Donna

December 31, 2011

Donna Lundy, 62, of St. Joseph, passed away, Saturday, December 31, 2011 at her home.

Donna was born on December 21, 1949, in Tindall, Missouri to Richard “Dick” and Kitty (Bosley) French. She moved to St. Joseph, where she graduated from Lafayette High School and attended St. Joseph Junior College.

She was a coordinator for the Community Action Partnership. She was a lifelong member of Patee Park Baptist Church where she was the Youth Director and taught Sunday school.

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and taking them all, at the same time, on family vacations. She was very warm hearted and never knew a stranger.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving family includes, husband, Larry Lundy, of the home; sons, Jeff (Jennifer) Lundy, of Savannah, Doug (Heather Allen) Lundy, Bradley (Amelia) Lundy, both of St. Joseph; daughter, Erica Lundy, of the home; grandchildren, Jessie, Jacob, Samantha, Charley, Brayden, Deneen, Nate, Lane, and Cash; sisters, Joyce Gilpatrick, and Janice Bruce, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service 11:00 AM Wednesday, at Patee Park Baptist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the Patee Park Baptist Church.

Loupe, Sylvain MacRobert “Bob”

December 31, 2011

Sylvain MacRobert “Bob” Loupe, 72, DeRidder, Louisiana, died Thursday, December 29, 2011 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Bob was born May 7, 1939 to Sylvain Robert and Willie Mae (Deitsch) Loupe in Alexandra, Louisiana. He married Janice Gail Lillard on August 1, 1981 in Fillmore, Missouri.

Bob was a graduate of United States Military Academy at West Point. Having served two tours in the Vietnam War, he later retired from the U. S. Army. Bob also retired from Raytheon Government Services.

He enjoyed family (especially reunions) golf, Army, LSU and Saints football and reading.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Bob and Maxine Lillard; brother-in-law, Jim Dunton; and niece (God-Child), Joy (Dunton) Agnelli.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Robin Maxine both of DeRidder; daughter, Maegan (Adam) Powell of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters, Judy Dunton, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Roberta (Roy) St. Pierre, of Maurepas, Louisiana, Donna Loupe, of Lawrenceville, Georgia; brothers-in-law, Richard (Pat) Lillard, of Saint Peters, Missouri; Dennis (Sally), Rodney (Nancy) and Bob Mac Lillard, all of Savannah, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11 am, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 3 pm, Monday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Monday evening. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.

Atkins, Virgil “Dean”

December 29, 2011

Virgil “Dean” Atkins, 81, Savannah, Missouri passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, surrounded by his family, at LaVerna Village Nursing Home.

Dean was born October 7, 1930 in Fillmore, Missouri to William and Anna (Uelliger) Atkins. He was a graduate of Fillmore High School. Dean served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

Dean married Patricia Ann Jackson on June 4, 1955 in Rea, Missouri, she preceded him in death on August 11, 2009. He was also predeceased by his parents; brother, Lloyd Atkins; and sister-in-law, Barbara Atkins.

Dean retired form McCarty Motors in Savannah, where he was a mechanic and parts manager. He was a member of Rosendale Christian Church.

Survivors include son, Michael Dean (Norma) Atkins of St. Joseph, Missouri; daughter, Lori Ann (Todd) Goodson of Manhattan, Kansas; four grandchildren, Corissa Atkins, Christopher (Toni) Kucan, Annie Goodson, Carrie Goodson; three great-grandchildren, Bridget, Cole and Christan Kucan; two brothers, Dale (Lola) Atkins of Rosendale, Missouri, Larry Atkins of Rea, Missouri; numerous family and friends, including a dance partner and friend, Margaret Pryor.

Mr. Atkins has been cremated. Memorial Services 2 pm, Saturday at Rosendale Christian Church. Inurnment Savannah Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday evening at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to North Andrew R-V1 Foundation Scholarship Fund, Andrew County Senior Center or donor’s choice.

Simon, Billy E.

December 28, 2011

Billy E. Simon, 88, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at Living Community of St. Joseph.

Billy was born on September 7, 1923 in St. Joseph, to Eldridge and Tresa (Stewart) Simon.

Billy graduated from Lafayette High School in 1942, and enlisted in the army during WWII, and participated in an Honor Flight to the WWII Memorial.

He was also a member of Maxwell Heights Presbyterian Church.

Billy is preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Alma (Shaw) Simon, his parents, companion of 30 years, Gloria Peppard, brother, Bob Simon, and sister, Ruth Langdon.

Surviving family includes son, Jerry (Sherry) Simon, of Jefferson City; daughter, Vicky (Richard) Davis, of Chillicothe; son, Danny (Nancy) Simon, sister, Emma Jean Neudorff, and brother, Raymond Simon, all of St. Joseph; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services 1:30 pm Friday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 2:00 pm Thursday, at our chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Legion Post #464 Conception, Missouri

Sprake, James C.

December 27, 2011

Jim Sprake, Faucett, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly December 24, 2011 at a hospital in LaGrange, Kentucky while visiting family in Crestwood, Kentucky.

He was born June 14, 1937 on the family farm, to Lloyd and Mamie Lee (Call) Sprake who preceded him in death. On August 30, 1958 he wed Judy K. Brown of Atlanta, Georgia who survives of the home.

Jim was a graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Agriculture where he later served 2 terms as the President of the Agriculture Alumni Association. He was the Farm Director of KFEQ Radio and TV for 12 years; He owned the “Journal of Livestock and Agriculture” for several years before serving as Deputy Director of Agriculture for the State of Missouri. Jim also worked as director of Member Services for Livestock Marketing Association, Kansas City, before retiring in 2003. He received various political appointments including the first Governor’s Agriculture Advisory Council and also the Atomic Energy Commission.

Jim was baptized on November 2, 1952 and remained an active member of the DeKalb Christian Church. He was a lifetime member of the American Angus Association and an avid supporter of the agricultural youth programs including 4-H, FFA and Junior Angus.

He was also preceded in death by his sister Mary Jean Cabiness, a brother David L. Sprake, and his mother and father-in-law Judy and “Brownie” Brown. Jim is also survived by two children: a daughter, Darla (Ben) Eggers, Mexico, Missouri and Bill (Jane) Sprake and two grandchildren, Joseph William Sprake and Madeline Kessler Sprake of Crestwood, Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday, at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:30-8:30 pm, Thursday evening.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Show-Me Christian Children’s Home, P.O. Box 6, La Monte, Missouri 65337 or to the DeKalb Christian Church, 301 Main St, DeKalb, Missouri 64440.

Reeves, Christina (Chapman)

December 23, 2011

Christina (Chapman) Reeves, 49, of Cameron, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Quail Run Health Care Center.

Christina was born on September 28, 1962 in Albany, Missouri to Ray and Ruby Nadean (Long) Chapman.

She graduated from King City High School and had worked at Hardees, Wal-Mart, and as a nurse’s aid at numerous nursing homes. She was a Christian and enjoyed spending time with her family, fishing and making crafts.

Christina was preceded in death by her parents.

Surviving family includes her sisters, Susan (Rodney) Reeves, of Savannah; Linda Lammers, of St. Joseph; sons, Timmy Reeves and Dakota, daughters, Shelby and Sarah, one grandchild, two nieces, and two nephews.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date with inurnment at Fairview Cemetery.

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

Pinzino, Todd Alan

December 23, 2011

Todd Alan Pinzino, 45, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home.

Todd was born on March 9, 1966 in St. Joseph to Rudolph and Jeanette (Stuke) Pinzino. He graduated from Lafayette High School.

Todd was outstanding in individual sports and mastered each one, including: karate, body building, arm wrestling, and wrestling. He earned the title “Mr. Saint Joseph”

Surviving family includes his four children; Trevor, Jordan, Ashley, and Alana, his parents, numerous cousins, and granddaughter Mercedes.

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

Memorial prayer service 1:30 pm Tuesday, at Horigan Chapel. Inurnment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Todd Alan Pinzino. Please make donations payable to: Rudy & Jeanette Pinzino, 1501 North 12th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri 64505

Lyle, James E.

December 23, 2011

James E. Lyle, 81, Savannah lost his battle to cancer on December 21, 2011 at a Savannah Health Care Center.

Jim was born September 24, 1930 in St. Joseph, the son of William and Ermil (Rasnic) Lyle and was raised on a farm near Graham. He graduated from Graham High School where he served on the Livestock judging team that won all state levels and traveled to Chicago to compete in the National Livestock Judging contest.

Jim served in Korea for 2 years with the US Marine Corps, 1st Marine Division and was awarded two battle stars.

He worked with the MFA feed division for 15 years. Later he owned and operated Phillips 66 Station in St. Joseph before moving to Savannah. He was an excellent mechanic and operated his own mechanic shop in Savannah for several years. He also worked at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Savannah.

One of his favorite past times was restoring old tractors and he was a big supporter of the “Show Me Tractor Cruise.” He drove one of his tractors in the cruise for 5 years until he had to give it up because of his health.

In 1954, he married Margaret Ann Williams of St. Joseph and to this union James Michael and Deborah Ann were born. They later divorced.

In 1972, he married Lois Criss Matthews. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brother, Forrest Lyle; and sister, Katherine Jean (Lyle) Livingston.

Survivors are daughter, Deborah Schwenn and husband Steve of Savannah and son, James Michael Lyle, Brownsville, Texas. Other survivors are brothers, Jack (Stella) Lyle of Barnard, Wayne (Catherine) Lyle of Brandon, Mississippi; sister, Clarice (Russell) Hemphill of Kansas City, Missouri;
brother, Joe (Mary Kay) Lyle of Savannah, who served as his caretaker; and many nieces and nephews.

Services 11 am, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation will begin after 1 pm, Monday at our Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Monday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to American Legion Dick Munkres Post 287.

Nadolski, Norma

December 17, 2011

Norma Nadolski, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at a local health care facility

Norma was born on July 28, 1920 in Little Rock, Arkansas to David and Johanna (Klonoski) Rhoads. Norma spent the early years of her childhood in Texas. The remainder of her childhood and rest of her life she resided in St. Joseph. Norma graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart High School. She later worked as a Real Estate Agent at Sprague Realty and was a homemaker.

Norma was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Alter Society, Daughters of Isabella, Ladies of Charity, and helped at the St. Francis Xavier House of Bread.

She is preceded in death by her Husband, Adam Nadolski, October 9, 2004, her parents, her brother and sister, Alvin and Dorothy Rhoads.

Survivors include sons, James A. Nadolski (Kim), Gary S. Nadolski M.D. (Patricia), all of St. Joseph; six grandchildren, Amy, Ryan, Kristin, Lauren, Nolan, and Michael; and three great-grandchildren, Princeton, Gabriella and Cooper Nadolski.

A Private Mass of Memorialization and Inurnment will be held.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church or Bishop LeBlond High School.

Lipira, Marion

December 17, 2011

Marion Lipira, 89, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at Cameron Regional Medical Center.

Marion was born on May 20 1922, in St. Joseph, to Guy Anthony and Rose (Punzo) Lipira. He joined the Army during WW II, and served in the European Theatre. He married Lucile Peden on January 29, 1955, at St. Joseph Cathedral. Following the war, he worked at Central Fruit Co. for twenty years before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they lived for thirty years, until moving back to St. Joseph in 1992.

He is survived by wife, Lucile, of the home; two daughters, Marsha Potter, St. Joseph, MO and Roseann Hoeye, Conyers, GA; son, Anthony (Maxine) Lipira, Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and one sister, Carolyn Barber.

Mr. Lipira has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A private Memorial Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral at a later date. A Memorial Service and inurnment with full military honors will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery, also at a later date.

Karns, III, George “Sam”

December 15, 2011

George S. “Sam” Karns, III, 62 of Smithville, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at St. Lukes Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri.

Sam was born on November 14, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri to George Sampson Karns, Jr. and Thelma Lucille (Haley) Karns.

Sam was a graduate of Missouri Western State University and was a farmer for most of his life. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church and enjoyed coaching Baseball.

Sam was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include one son, Andy Karns and wife, Kelly, daughter, Amy Willoughby and husband Shad; three brothers, Charlie, David, and Pete Karns; four sisters, Karen Williams, Sharon Anderson, Kathy Allnutt, and Laurie Dunlap; five grandchildren, Drew, Haley, Caleb, Drake and Natalie.

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

The family suggests memorials to Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

Altermatt, Allan V.

December 13, 2011

Allan V. Altermatt, 90, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cameron, Missouri.

He was born on January 29, 1921, near Wanda, Minnesota, to John and Louise (Timm) Altermatt.

He grew up with his family near Wanda, Minnesota on his family’s farm and graduated from Lamberton (Minnesota) High School in 1939.

In September 1942, Allan enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps. After basic training he was stationed at Rosecrans Field in St. Joseph, Mo, and then spent a year in India.

He then returned to St. Joseph after the war and married Josephine McKowen, whom he had met through the USO. Spending most of his career selling and servicing Hoover vacuum cleaners; he was known to his customers as “the Hoover Man.” Allan was also a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in St. Joseph.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Josephine, who passed away October 26, 2000.

Surviving family includes, daughters, Judy Fee (Darrell), of Chesterfield, Missouri; Dianne Stains (Bill), of St. Joseph, Missouri; son, John Altermatt (Dana) of Wildwood, Missouri; grandchildren, Renee (Steven) Yocum of Lawrence, Kansas; Jennifer Fee-Keller (Ken) of Chesterfield, Missouri; Michael Stains, and Carrie Stains, both of St. Joseph, Missouri; Gregory Fee of Seattle, Washington; Sarah, Andrew, and Joshua Altermatt of Wildwood, Missouri, and four great-grandchildren.

Services 11:00 am Thursday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Wednesday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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