Dorothy Jean Sollars

November 2, 2011

Dorothy Jean Sollars
1928 – 2011

Dorothy Jean Sollars, 83, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Dorothy was born August 26, 1928 in Wathena, Kansas to Joseph Edward and Emma Catherine (Jones) Redmond. She married Clarence E. Sollars, Jr. on August 2, 1947 in Wathena, he preceded her in death on June 5, 2003 after 55 years of marriage.

Dorothy was a manager of retail sales for Mode-O-Day Dress Shop at the East Hills Shopping Center. She was also the proprietor of Beacon of Life Bible Shop.

Dorothy was a faithful attendee of First Baptist Church of Savannah and a member of Todd Community Club. She loved to read and enjoyed sewing.

Dorothy was also predeceased by her parents; and two brothers, Joseph and Wallace Redmond, as well as her beloved dog, Gus.

Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jo (Mike) Breit, Blue Eye, Missouri,Debra June (Bob) Coats, Savannah; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorial services 1:30 pm, Saturday at First Baptist Church, Savannah. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the Church. Inurnment Mt. Mora Cemetery. Mrs. Sollars has been cremated under the direction of
Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Savannah Senior Citizens Center or First Baptist Church in Savannah.

O’Rourke, Jack E.

November 2, 2011

Jack E. O’Rourke
1929 – 2011

John Eugene (Jack) O’Rourke went to be with the Lord Monday, October 31, 2011 surrounded by his family at home.

Jack was born May 18, 1929 to John C. and Clara C. (Lehmer) O’Rourke and was a lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri

He married Anna Bell Nelson on June 26, 1954, at St. James Catholic Church and they are parents of five children: Colleen (Dave) Sweet, Mary (Doug) Holland, Peggy (Scott) Shaw, John (Ursula) O’Rourke, all of St. Joseph; and Jeanie (Bill) Breit, Lee’s Summit, MO. Survivors also include 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a brother Ronnie O’Rourke. His parents, as well as a sister, Helen Ozburn are deceased.

Jack worked as cashier for Mechanics Bank after graduating Salutatorian of his Christian Brothers High School class of 1947. Jack also served two years in the Army (1951-1953), where he attained the rank of sergeant.

Upon Returning to the banking business, Jack became senior vice-president at Mechanics Bank, (later Commerce Bank) serving as president of Bank Auditors and Comptrollers, and secretary/treasurer of the St. Joseph Clearing House Association. He completed the accounting program at Platt College and numerous American Institute of Banking courses.

Retiring from banking, Jack then served 13 years as parish administrator for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Jack was active in the United Way and YMCA membership campaigns.

A lifelong member of St. Francis, Jack served as president of the Holy Name Society. He is a member of the companions of the Precious Blood. Jack served as a lector, Eucharistic minister, as well as visiting nursing homes, and the homebound. He served on the Vocation Committee and parish program for catechumenates. Jack was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and American Legion Post 359.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 am Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden chapel until 4:00 pm Wednesday. Mr. O’Rourke will arrive at St. Francis Xavier Church, where the Rosary will begin at 6:00 pm with visitation until 8:00 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Francis Xavier Church or Hands of Hope Hospice.

Miller, Whit

November 2, 2011

Whit Miller
1955 – 2011

Eugene Whitney “Whit” Miller, 56, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2011, at his home.

Whit was born on March 9, 1955, in St. Joseph, to Wade and Sherry (Steeby) Miller. He was a graduate of Savannah High School. During his school years, Whit was very active in sports, especially wrestling. He attended Missouri Western State University and worked at the family owned business, St. Joseph Fuel Oil, where he was a project manager. He umpired Pony Express Baseball, which brought him lots of joy and he also loved bowling. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and his true love, Trinney.

Whit was a member of Savannah United Methodist Church; and a former member of Lincoln Lodge. He was a 32 degree mason and member of Scottish Rites and Moila Shrine Temple.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wade Miller; brother, Bart Miller, maternal grandparents; Grant and Ola Steeby; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Clara Miller; and other grandparents, Bert and Martha Niebuhr.

Whit will be sadly missed by his wife, Theresa (Gatton) Miller, of the home; two daughters, Angel (Chris) Perez, Stacey (David) Ingram and son, Richey Tiffany, all of St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Hunter and Caden Perez, Chaz,and Tristan Ingram and Clayton Tiffany; mother, Sherry (Bob) Niebuhr, Savannah, MO; sister, Debbie (Bob) Thorburn, Fillmore, MO; two brothers, Tim Miller, Savannah, MO and Bret Miller, St. Joseph, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Cindy Buhman officiating.

Visitation will begin after 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel where the family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the MS Society.

Fisher, Margaret M.

November 2, 2011

Margaret M. Fisher
1926 -2011

Margaret Mary Durbala Fisher was born August 9,1926 to Frank and Margaret Durbala in West Saint Paul, Minnesota and went to her Eternal rest on Friday, October 28, 2011, at LaVerna Village in Savannah, Missouri. She was the eldest of six children. As an infant she and her parents moved to a farm outside of Lovilia, Iowa where her siblings were born. As a young lady she left the farm to pursue her education at boarding school in Ottumwa, Iowa. She received her high school diploma and college degree at Ottumwa Heights Academy and Ottumwa Heights College respectively. After graduation she moved to Des Moines, Iowa and gained employment as a bookkeeper for several companies.
Some years later she accepted a transfer from her employer, Standard Oil Company, requiring her to leave her family and beloved Iowa to relocate in Kansas City, Missouri. There at a Catholic singles dance she met a man with whom she would share the rest of her life. She and Michael R. Fisher were married May 1, 1965 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lovilia, Iowa becoming a family with his three sons.
After retirement she and Michael devoted themselves to the Saint Joseph Archaeological Society which Michael had established in 1964 and was the sole president until 2009. Marge was his tireless companion who supported all the Society’s endeavors such as monthly meetings, numerous outings , lectures, and archaeological digs some of which were Robidoux Row, The Pony Express Museum, Fort Smith Civil War site in Saint Joseph, Mo and other sites around the state. Over the years Marge and Mike shared many special vacations with his WWII bomber crew members and their spouses around the United States, England, and The Dominican Republic. Part of their daily post retirement routine was walking in the “Mall” after attending Mass. There they established and maintained friendships with other “Mall Walkers”. After their walk they adjourned to McDonalds for coffee and joined another group of ever expanding friends over the past 20 years. This group is composed of many cherished friends who provided much camaraderie. Together they served at House of Bread in return for the blessings they had received. As a cradle Catholic she was a member of Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Saint Joseph for the past 46 years. At Saint Francis Marge served on the Altar Society and as a Lector at mass.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Tom Durbala and brother-in-law Norman Baldus. Those remaining to cherish her memory are her husband, Michael , Saint Joseph, MO, stepsons Michael, Tempe, AZ, Timothy (Linda) , Kansas City, MO, and Christopher, Saint Joseph, MO. Siblings Bob (Suzanne) Durbala, Newton, Iowa, Patricia Baldus, Ames, Iowa, Marion Durbala, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Jean (Joe)Hollinrake, Lovilia, Iowa and sister-in-law, Margaret Durbala, Ames, Iowa. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also mourn her passing.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.
Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 p.m. Monday at our Chapel. The family will receive friends following the Rosary until 8:00 p.m.The family suggests memorials to St. Francis House of Bread or to Donor’s choice.

Loretta Nold

October 28, 2011

Loretta Nold
1925 – 2011

Loretta Nold, 86, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2011 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah.

Loretta was born March 23, 1925 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Simon and Victoria (Hanway) Gach. She graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart in 1943.

Loretta was married to Ernest J. Nold, Jr. on May 17, 1952, they were married for 50 years when he preceded her in death on December 3, 2002.

Loretta was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was
a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Altar Society. She also belonged
to Salem Sailors 4H Club.

Loretta was a part-time cook for Savannah and the Avenue City school districts.
She also cooked for the Helena and Cosby Lions Clubs as well as the Senior
Center in Savannah.

Loretta enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing. Her teddy bears and angels were distributed through craft shows nationwide. She would do anything for
anybody. Her true love was for her family, who will miss her dearly.

Loretta was also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Victor Gach,
Francis Gach, Bernard Gach, Mary Hoppe, and Thomas Gach.

Survivors include sons, Ernest (Pamela) Nold III, Warren D. (Mary) Nold, all of Savannah, Mark B. (Jennifer) Nold, Maysville, Missouri; daughter, Karen Nold,
Savannah; grandchildren, Bobby, Sarah, Christi and Dana; sisters-in-law,
Marge (Nold) Miller, Juanita Gach and Geraldine Gach.

Mass of Christian Burial 10 am, Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, 307 South 6th Street, Savannah. Visitation at our Chapel will close at 4 pm when Mrs. Nold will be moved from our Chapel to the Church. Parish Rosary will be recited at 6 pm, Sunday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the Church following the Rosary until 8:30 pm Sunday evening. Entombment Mount Olivet Mausoleum, Saint Joseph, Missouri.

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Rose of Lima Catholic
Church.

Tate, James Boyd

October 26, 2011

JAMES BOYD TATE
1921-2011

James Boyd Tate, former Deputy Chief of the Kansas City International Airport Tower, died Tuesday, October 18 in Phoenix, AZ after a brief illness. He was age 91.

A meteorological and air traffic specialist, Mr. Tate worked for the United States Government for 36 years. He was hired by the US Department of Agriculture’s Weather Bureau in 1939 and four years later at age 23 was promoted to Chief of the Philips, SD Communications Station, making him the youngest Chief of a Federal Weather Bureau station.

From the Weather Bureau he moved to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), the precursor to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). There he served as a air traffic controller with assignments in Hawaii during World War II, in St. Joseph, MO and Kansas City where he eventually opened the current Kansas City International Airport Tower as Deputy Chief.

Retiring from The FAA, Mr. Tate began a career in real estate in Kansas City and then Phoenix where he lived for 25 years.

In 1940, Mr. Tate met Josephine Spiek at Platte Guard School of Business. They were married on June 28, 1941 at St. Joseph Cathedral in St. Joseph and raised two children, Charles Marti Tate and Deborah Tate Wright.

Know affectionately to family and friends as “Ole Dad,” Mr. Tate was born to school teachers Charles Henry Tate and Gladys Elaine (Perry) Tate on April 26. 1920 in Maysville, MO. His family moved to St. Joseph, MO where he was raised and graduated from Central High School in 1937.

A life long poker and card player, Mr. Tate was a avid reader, keen on current events, a daily cross word puzzle aficionado, a car enthusiast and, at one time, a gentleman farmer raising live stock on his farm in Leavenworth, KS.

He prided himself on his computer knowledge, managing his finances and often communicating with his family through the Internet.

A wry sense of humor was his calling card accompanied by a big smile and a bigger heart. To him family was paramount. Not surprisingly, even in his elder years, Mr. Tate made frequent trips from Phoenix to Kansas City, St. Joseph, Detroit and Northern Michigan for holidays, family parties and special occasions.

Less than a year ago, while surmising his long life and speculating on how he’d be remembered, Mr. Tate told his daughter Debby: ”Be sure to tell them ‘ he loved life.”

It was not surprising to some that a year ago, Mr. Tate suffered a fractured pelvis doing The Line Dance at a party in his Phoenix retirement complex. However, by Christmastime, he’d recovered from the injury, assiduously attending to a regimen of exercise and physical therapy, then assumed his social activities while “loving life” to the very end.

He was also Master of The Royal Secret of the 32 Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and a member of the Moila Shriners of St. Joseph, MO.

Mr. Tate was predeceased by his wife Josephine. He is survived by a brother Charles Weddell Tate of Las Vegas, NV; two children, Charles Marti (Christine)Tate and Deborah Tate (J. Patrick) Wright, four grand children, Lisa Marie (Mike) Dausch, Richard James (Amy) Muzingo, Gregory Andrew Muzingo and Joseph Tate (Kelley) Muzingo; two grandchildren, Charles Dausch and Caroline Dausch.

A Masonic Tribute will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, October 29 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MO followed by an 11 am Memorial Service at the Horigan Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery where Mr. Tate will be interred next to his wife.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Mr. Tate’s name to Shriners Children’s Hospitals, c/o Moila Shriners, 701 North Noyes Rd., St. Joseph, Mo 64506.

Williams, R. “Dale”

October 25, 2011

R. “Dale” Williams, 78, lifetime resident of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at his home.

Dale was born and raised in St. Joseph to Roy and Lela (McDonald) Williams. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a firefighter for the City of St. Joseph for twenty-five years, then owned and operated the American Tavern for thirteen years.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Williams; and three sisters, Wanda Williams, Gayle Davenport and Janet Fattig.

Dale married Mary Roberts on January 30, 1959, in St. Joseph, MO. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Alan (Sue) Williams; Brian (Robin) Williams, of St. Joseph, MO; stepson, Bill (Naida) Beckett, St. Joseph, MO; two brothers, Wayne Daniels and David Daniels; three sisters, Darlene Terry, Carol Wilson and Cindy Winger; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 26th at the American Tavern.

There will be no visitation, but a registry book will be available to sign at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Humane Society.

Lunneen, Fern

October 25, 2011

Fern Lunneen, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Fern was born on August 29, 1925, in Easton, MO, to Albert and Clara (Fisher) Kneib. She was a 1943 graduate of Central High School, and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Irving Kneib; four sisters, Cecelia Rose, Stella Nelson, Christina Johnson and Alma Borghoff; grandson, Andrew Sten and son-in-law, Greg Knapp.

Fern married Joseph N. Lunneen on January 15, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He survives of the home She is also survived by two sons, Danny Lunneen and wife Ann, and Patrick Lunneen ; daughters, Kathy Holmquist and husband Dean and Cindy Knapp-Nelson and husband Calvin; brother, Elden Kneib, sisters, Hilda Bode and Norene Brown, all of St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Matt Lunneen, Jason Sten, Tyler Sten, Erin Knapp, Brenna Knapp, Kyle Knapp, Amy Holmquist and Leah Roberts and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel until 3:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Lunneen will then be removed from our Chapel, to arrive at the Church where visitation will resume at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary at the Church at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. The family will recewive friends following the rosary until 8:00pm.

Fennel, Carole

October 25, 2011

Carole Fennel, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away October 18, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carole was born on September 13, 1926 in Unionville, Missouri to Emerson and Lelah (Tysor) Fowler.

She married her husband, Jack Fennel on March 5, 1950 in Harrison, Arkansas.

Carole worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a registered nurse and was an instructor of Health Occupation at Hillyard Technical School, a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and a member of P.E.O.

Carole is preceded in death by her parents, brother, James W. Fowler, and an infant son, James Michael Fennel.

Survivors include her husband Jack Fennel, of the home; son, Jack Fennel, of Columbia, MO; daughter, Terri Bentle of Evans, GA; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service 8:00 pm Thursday, October 27 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday morning. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Research Medical Center, Attn: Research Foundation, 2316 E. Meyer Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64132. Please note on check memo: “In Memory of Carole Fennel”

Moffitt, Lee E.

October 18, 2011

Lee E. Moffitt
1928-2011

Lee Moffitt (McManus) passed away at the Parkdale Manor Care Center in Maryville, Missouri on Thursday, October 13, 2011, after a long illness from a stroke. Lee was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Norbert. Lee is survived by her husband Andy; sisters Alicia Schieber and Betty Swagerty, both of Maryville, MO and brother, Dean McManus, Jackson, MI. Lee was born in Clyde, Missouri, December 30, 1928, and moved to Los Angeles, California in 1951, where she was employed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for almost forty years before retiring and eventually relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000. In June 2011, she moved to Parkdale Manor to be closer to her sisters. According to Lee’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass has been scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2011, at 10:00 am at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, Maryville, Missouri. Preceded by a visitation at 9:30 am. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Hager, Lawrence E.

October 16, 2011

Lawrence E. Hager
1935 – 2011

Lawrence E. “Larry” Hager, 76, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Larry was born on September 14, 1935 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence and Helen (Bidding) Hager.

Larry was a past member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Queen of Apostles Catholic Church. He is a present member of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister, Lector, and Sacristian. He also trained the Altar servers and was a member of the funeral team.

Larry graduated from Central High School in 1953, St. Joseph Junior College and Northwest Missouri State University, where he received a master’s degree in education. He furthered his education at the University of Arkansas and Purdue, receiving a master’s degree in History, English and Humanities.

Larry taught at Benton High School for 41 years and St. James Catholic School for a short period. While at Benton High School, he was the History Department Chairman, Sponsor of the National Honor Society and Yearbook for many years as well as a member of the Benton Red Coats.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include cousins, Belva and Ron Carson, Agency, Missouri, Best friends, Les Ewart and Sally Hoehn of St. Joseph, Missouri, his beloved dog “Kewpie” and numerous cousins many students and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00am Tuesday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Entombment Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation will begin after 11:00am Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30pm Monday evening. Parish Rosary 7:00pm Monday at our chapel.

The family has requested memorial contributions to Cathedral Food Pantry or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

McVey, Loletia “Lee” (Taylor)

October 16, 2011

Loletia “Lee” (Taylor) McVey
1904-2011

Loletia “Lee” McVey, 107, of St. Joseph, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Vintage Gardens South in St. Joseph, Missouri

Lee was born on February 14, 1904 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Jesse and Emma Jane (Payne) Taylor.

Lee worked as a K-9 unit dog trainer during World War II.

She enjoyed painting, sewing, knitting sweaters for her church circle to distribute to the needy. She was a member of Huffman Memorial United Methodist Church and The Order of the Eastern Star.

Lee is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Taylor Charles McVey, her parents, her sister Gertrude Virginia McKague, and her brother, Milton Taylor.

Survivors include her niece Claire Athy, of Fort Worth, Texas; her nephew, Howard McKague, of St. Joseph, her grandnephews Robert Jarrett, of Liberty, Missouri; Mike McKague, of St. Joseph, and her grandnieces, Christy Rush of Smithville, Missouri; and Lorna Sifers, of Ault, Colorado.

Graveside memorial services 2:00 pm Wednesday at Memorial Park cemetery.
Pastor Bruce Jacobs Officiating.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for their loving care to Pastor Bruce Jacobs of the Huffman United Methodist Church and the Director, Nurses and Staff of Vintage Gardens South.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Huffman United Methodist Church.

Mayhew, Patty

October 16, 2011

Patty Mayhew
1937 – 2011

Patty Mayhew, 74 of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Patty was born on March 29, 1937 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence and Louise Butterfield and was raised by her mother and step-father Louise and Ralph McClain. She was a homemaker and had worked at Noma Lites.

She married Norman A. Mayhew on December 12, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri. He preceded her in death on February 2, 2010. She was also preceded by her parents, five brothers, one sister, Phyllis Welter.

Survivors include her children, Ronda Stanart and companion, Mike Russell, Larry Mayhew and Fiancé, Jackie, Norm Mayhew and wife Staci, all of St. Joseph, Missouri and Mike Mayhew and wife Gayle of Dekalb, Missouri; ten grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wanda Boller, St. Joseph, Missouri, Barbara Jarstad, Racine, Wisconsin; one brother, Dave McClain, Oregon, Missouri; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Services 3:00pm Tuesday, Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will begin after 11:00am Monday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Mrs. Mayhew will be cremated following the service.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

McAsey, Doris

October 13, 2011

Doris Ann McAsey
1928-2011

Doris Ann McAsey, 83, of St. Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at her home surrounded by her family.

Doris was born on August 9, 1928 in St. Joseph to Ray and Gladys (Wells) Seever.

Doris was a graduate of Central High School and a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society and was very active in church and school activities.

Doris worked for the St. Joseph School District in the food service department for nine years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who welcomed everyone into her loving home.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Byron Seever and Raymond Seever, Jr., one sister, Betty Hudspeth, daughter Mary Carol McAsey and an infant son.

She married Francis P. “Sonny” McAsey on April 7, 1947 in St. Joseph at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Sonny survives of the home.

Additional survivors include her 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; seventeen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews, and in-laws, Bob and Jerri McAsey, Nancy Herbert, Shirley McAsey, Trudy Seever, Julia and Monte Yager and her Best Friends, Roger and Helen Kerns.

Mass of Christian Burial 11:30 am Saturday at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Parish rosary 7:00 pm Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

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

Wright, Carol Anne

October 13, 2011

Carol Anne (Crnic) Wright
1955-2011

Carol Anne (Crnic) Wright, 56, of Saint Joseph, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Carol was born on July 26, 1955 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Joseph and Mary (Johnson) Crnic.

Carol worked at American National Bank for twenty-three years, and most recently worked at Dillard’s.

She was a very caring person with a big heart and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and two infant sisters, Christina and Diane.

Carol is survived by her husband, Lewis Wright Jr., of the home; sons, Lewis Wright III (Christy) and Aaron Wright, daughter, Kelly Wright, all of St. Joseph; sister, Nancy Smedley (William), brother John Crnic, four grandchildren; Haley, Noah ,Gabe, and Luke; two nieces, two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services 9:30 am Saturday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 11:00 am Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday evening.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made out to the American Cancer Society.

Uehlin, Debra Dianne

October 4, 2011

Debra Dianne Uehlin
1969 – 2011

Debra Dianne Uehlin, 41, Amazonia, Missouri, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011, at her home, after a long battle with cancer, with her family by her side.

Debra was born on October 10, 1969 in Wichita, Kansas to David and Jean (Tracy) Tucker. She was a graduate of Seventh Day Adventist Sunnydale Academy in 1987.

Debra married Dwight Uehlin on December 3, 1995 in Sullivan, Missouri.

Debra was an office manager for St. Joseph Imaging Solutions. She had previously worked at Ladicom of St. Joseph and Paramount Apparel in Bourbon, Missouri.

Debra was a member of Three Angels Seventh Day Adventist Church of St. Joseph, Missouri. She enjoyed stamping and crafting.

Debra was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Christena (Willis) Tracy, Ralph and Leila (Miller) Tucker.

Survivors include her husband, Dwight, of the home; parents, David and Jean Tucker; brother, Daniel (Christie) Tucker, all of Bourbon; parents-in-law, Bud and Viola Uehlin; Amazonia; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Mike) Aspey, Patty Uehlin, all of Amazonia, Amy (Jamie) Demelt, Albany, Missouri; numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 10 am, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 2 pm, Monday, at our Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Monday evening. Interment Bennett Lane Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Gemmell, Mary Ann

September 29, 2011

Mary Ann Gemmell
1937-2011

Mary Ann Gemmell, 74, Savannah, MO; passed away September 27, 2011.

Mary Ann was born June 19,1937 in Chicago, IL and lived most of her life in Twenty Nine Palms, California.

Her parents, Charles and Leona Center; and husband, Alexander Gemmell, preceded her in death.

Mrs. Gemmell is survived by a daughter and grandson, Sue and Randy Singleton, Fillmore, MO

Mrs. Gemmell has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Roesing, Louis Thomas

September 29, 2011

Louis Thomas Roesing
1925-2011

Louis Thomas Roesing, 86, of Cosby, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at his home.

Born on August 24, 1925 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Otto and Lena (Bales) Roesing.

On October 24, 1944 he married Mary Kisha in New York City.

During World War II he served in the Merchant Marines and Army.

Louis retired as a foreman after 30 years from Wire Rope to farm full-time. He loved fishing, hunting mushrooms and caring for all the farm animals whom he considered pets.

He was also a member of the Saint Paul Lutheran Church, the Cosby Lions Club, the Dick Munkres, American Legion Post # 287 Savannah chapter and was active in boy scouts through his church.

Louis is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Abernathy.

Louis is survived by his wife Mary, daughters, Donna Beechner, of Cosby, Missouri; Barbara Hoppe and husband Gary, of Saint Joseph; Elaine Carlisle, of Olathe, Kansas; grandchildren, Chris Hoppe and wife Karrey, Jennifer Jester, Dana Carlisle-Kletchka and husband Paul, Daniel Carlisle, and two great-grandchildren Ava and Ian.

Services 11:00 am Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Pastor Terry Weinhold officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 10:00 am Friday 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 Cosby Lions Club or Boy Scout Troop #216.

Barr, Glenda Kay

September 22, 2011

Glenda Kay Barr
1936 – 2011

Glenda Kay Barr, 75, Graham, Missouri passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Glenda Kay was born February 6, 1936 in Rosendale, Missouri to Glenn and Ann (Gilmore) Martin. She graduated from Fillmore High School and attended one year of college.

Glenda Kay married Bill Barr on June 5, 1955 in Fillmore, he survives of the home. She was a homemaker and assisted Bill on the farm. She taught piano and organ lessons for 30 years. Glenda Kay also worked for Andrew County PWSD #3 for 26 years and was the city clerk for Fillmore for over 30 years.

Glenda Kay was a devoted Christian and played the organ at the Antioch Christian Church since her high school days. She greatly enjoyed worldwide travel and spending time with family and friends. She was also heavily involved in the Fillmore/ North Andrew School Districts.

Glenda Kay was preceded in death by her parents; son, Carey Barr; grandson, Rob Lowrance; and baby sister, Nancy Ann.

Additional survivors include daughter, Charissa (Scott) Davis and their daughter, Shelby of Warrensburg, Missouri; daughter-in-law, Sindy Barr and her children, Michael (Amanda) Barr and their daughters, Grace and Michaela; Megan and Lauren Barr, Graham; sister, Mary Ann (Richard) Dill; brothers and sisters-in-law; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; extended family and friends.

Services 10 am, Thursday at Savannah First Christian Church. Visitation will begin after 11 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm, Wednesday evening. Interment Fillmore Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Carey Barr Scholarship Fund at North Andrew High School.

Edwards, Betty Jean

September 22, 2011

Betty Jean Edwards
1929 – 2011

Betty Jean Edwards, 82, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at her home.

Betty was born May 6, 1929 in Conception Junction, Missouri to Walter and Pearl (O’Banion) Jones. She graduated from Albany High School.

Betty was married to Charles Edwards on January 22, 1950 in St. Joseph, Missouri, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, knitting and crocheting.

Betty was also predeceased by her parents; and one sister, Bonnie Fletchall.

Survivors include sons, Paul Edwards and his wife, April, Oregon, Missouri, Charles Edwards and his wife, Jean, St. Joseph, Missouri, Larry Edwards, Savannah; eleven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Skippy and Pete; brother, Boots; and sister-in-law, Teenie.

Graveside Inurnment 1pm, Friday at Savannah Cemetery, The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 12 noon at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Mrs. Edwards has been cremated.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

Miller, Iris L. (Stubbs)

September 22, 2011

Iris L. (Stubbs) Miller
1918 – 2011

Iris L. (Stubbs) Miller, 93, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Sunday, September 18, 2011 at LaVerna Village Nursing Home in Savannah.

Iris was born March 19, 1918 in Rosendale, Missouri to Floyd and Nan Stubbs. She graduated from Fillmore High School and received her teaching degree from Northwest Missouri State University.

Iris married Forest W. Miller on December 23, 1939 in Savannah, he preceded her in death on August 26, 1985.

Iris was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm. She was a charter member of Stitch and Chatter Club, a member of Sew-More Club and the DAR. Iris was a longtime member, former elder and Sunday School teacher at Savannah First Christian Church and volunteered at the Andrew County Museum.

Iris was also predeceased by her parents; sister, Winifred Kimsey; brother, Francis “Stubbie” Stubbs; and son-in-law, Joseph Merrigan.

Survivors include children, Marilyn Merrigan, Rochester, New York, Marcia (Joe) Lewis, Mountain View, Missouri, Wayne (Diane) Miller, Savannah, Leon (Carlene) Miller, Rea, Missouri; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren;
numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services 10:30 am, Wednesday at Savannah First Christian Church. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 5 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Tuesday evening at Savannah First Christian Church. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Savannah Christian Church,
The Andrew County Museum or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Geha, Allene Marie (Deel)

September 21, 2011

Allene Marie (Deel) Geha
1930-2011

Allene Marie (Deel) Geha, 81, went to be with God, September 18, 2011, in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Jason Douglas, surrounded by her loving family.

Allene was born February 25, 1930 in Saint Joseph, Missouri and lived there all her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” Geha and daughter Linda Sue Geha.

Allene was an extraordinary wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend, gardener, painter, and seamstress.

Allene’s never ending faith in God and love of family carried her throughout her life.

Everyone who met her became a friend and loved her kind, caring, loving and gentle soul.

Her entire life was devoted to her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-granddaughter; and she lived a selfless life, living her faith by example.

Allene is survived by her children and their families: Bill Geha, Nancy Geha and Jane Treat, Mary and Rock Rogers, Joseph Geha, Mike Geha, Peggy and Nelson Eddy, John and Nan Geha, Molly and Danny O’Rourke, Jim and Dana Geha, Tom and Echo Geha, Sally and Jason Douglas, her sister Luella Kanacsky, her sister-in-law Dee Paulich, thirty grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three nieces and one nephew, her beloved dog, Abby, and her little turtle, Tiny.

Allene will be missed immensely, by all who love her.

The visitation will be held at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Funeral services will be held at Saint Francis Xavier Church Thursday at 10:00 am followed by graveside services at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Family requests memorials be made to Saint Francis Xavier Church or to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Nash, Kristina Lynn

September 21, 2011

Kristina Lynn Nash
1980-2011

Kristina Lynn Nash, resident of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the age of 31 in her home in Kansas City.

Kristina was born on March 30, 1980, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She moved to Nebraska then to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as a young child with her military family. Kristina was a graduate of Central High School.

From the very beginning, music was her life. Amongst other instruments she taught herself how to play the guitar and sang whenever she had the opportunity. She traveled years with the Renaissance Festival learning a number of trades including the art of fire twirling. Most recently she had begun apprenticing in a glass blowing shop, learning to create beautiful works of art through that medium. Kristina tended bar at Sharp’s 63rd Street Grill in Kansas City.

Kristina is survived by her father and mother: Colonel (Ret.) Kenneth Nash Sr. and Dorothy Nash, of Saint Joseph, Missouri; sister Major Kimberly Nash, of Scoffield Barracks, Hawaii; sister Kelli Thompson (Jason), of Kansas City, Missouri and brother Kenneth Nash Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina; niece Kayla and nephew Connor Thompson, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Mass of Christian Burial 1:00 pm Thursday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
Interment Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in Easton, Missouri.

Visitation will begin 12:00 noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 pm Wednesday evening, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Coats, Esther A.

September 13, 2011

Esther A. Coats
1935 – 2011

Atchison, KS-Esther A. Coats, 75, passed away September 10, 2011.

Services 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at New Life Assembly of God Church in Atchison with visitation 2-4 p.m. Pastor Kenneth Watkins officiating.

Esther was born in Troy, Kansas. She retired in 2005, as a CNA for Home Health.

Survived by children, Terry Coats, Quincy, IL; Jocelyn Giles, Michaela Scribner and Daneen Mann, all of Atchison, KS; three brothers; one sister; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Sontheimer, Georgia “Faye” (Hall)

September 7, 2011

Georgia “Faye” (Hall) Sontheimer
1945 – 2011

Georgia “Faye” (Hall) Sontheimer, 65, St. Joseph, MO, passed away September 3, 2011 at her home.

Born in St. Joseph on November 23, 1945, Faye was a graduate of Central High School, and attended St. Joseph Junior College. She retired as a Social Worker for the State of Missouri.

Faye was preceded in death by her parents, George and Edith (Spencer) Hall and husband Harold Ronald Sontheimer.

Survivors include daughter, Cynthia Lynne Sontheimer-Cole; grandchildren, Quentin & Natalie Cole, all of Loveland, CO and Ron Cole, Denver, CO; sister, Cleta (Don) Pointer, St. Joseph, MO; brother, John (Shirley) Hall, Raleigh, NC; and numerous nephews and cousins.

Graveside Services 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, in St. Joseph, under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service

Pepple, Fred

September 7, 2011

Fred Pepple
1940-2011

Warsaw, MO – Fred Pepple, 70, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Monday, September 5, 2011, at his home in Warsaw.

Fred was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, on December 27, 1940. He was a 1958 graduate of Christian Brothers High School, then served in the US Navy Seabees. He was a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph and St. Anne’s Church in Warsaw; and a 3rd degree knight in Knights of Columbus. He was employed by American Angus Association for 42 years, retiring as supervisor of shipping and receiving. Fred loved fishing and spending time with his family at Truman Lake.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Lealand Theodore and Mary Margaret (Grable) Pepple and one brother, Ted Pepple.

Fred married Mary Wilson on September 23, 1994. She survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Chris and Steven Pepple of California; two daughters: Tammy Pepple of California and Michelle (Tom) Cobb of St. Joseph, MO; brothers, Pat (Cindy) Pepple, Kevin (Karen) Pepple and Tim (Dena) Pepple; sister-in-law, Teresa Pepple; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Cathedral of St. Joseph; St. Anne’s Church, Warsaw, MO; American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Tracy, Josephine Ann

September 3, 2011

Josephine Ann Tracy
1920 – 2011

Josephine Ann Tracy, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

Josephine was born in St. Joseph on January 16, 1920, to Roch and Valeria Mackiewicz.
She was a homemaker and a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph.

Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 37 years, John W. Tracy; brothers, Walter, Ben, Charlie and Johnnie Mackiewicz; and sister, Pauline Eichstadt.

Survivors include her three daughters, Diane (Bill) Slentz, St. Joseph, MO, Janet (Steve) Gore, Springfield, MO and Jo Ellen Tracy, St. Joseph, MO; and two grandsons, John Gore and Billy Slentz.

Prayer Service 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hands of Hope Hospice.

Seitz Van Vickle, Melba W.

September 2, 2011

Melba W. Seitz Van Vickle died peacefully surrounded by loving family members at the Dubose Health Center at the Cedars of Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC on Aug. 29, 2011. She was 89 years old.

She was born near Maitland, MO to Tracy and Cletus Seitz and spent most of her life in Missouri. She graduated from Mound City High School and Northwest Missouri State University in 1944 with a degree in Secondary Education and later did graduate work at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO. She taught in the business departments of Missouri high schools for thirty years, seeking employment where her husband’s jobs took them. She retired in 1982 from Central High School, St Joseph, MO.

On June 21, 1944 she was married to W. Kenton Van Vickle and they made their home in Mound City, Platte City, Sedalia and St Joseph, MO. Her husband died in 1993.

They were parents of three children, Wm. Stephen Van Vickle, of Sedalia, MO, Jennifer S. Van Vickle, M.D. and Jeanette (JJ) Van Vickle of Chapel Hill, NC. In addition to her children and their spouses, survivors include five grandchildren, Patrick Van Vickle of Apex, NC, Gregory Van Vickle of Surprize, AZ, Karl Van Vickle of Knob Knoster, MO, Leigha Selby of Auckland, New Zealand, and Kathryn Selby of Chapel Hill, and great grandchildren Kelsey, Amelia, Sophia and Liam Van Vickle. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Eleanor Seitz and nephew, Stan Seitz of Mound City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tracy and Cletus Seitz, her brothers Landen and Lawrence Seitz, and her niece, Dolores Seitz Moss.

While a resident of St Joseph, she was a member of Ashland Ave. United Methodist Church for 25 years, where she sang in the choir, was a member of the Seekers Sunday School Class and the Sew ‘N Sews. She was a member of Chapter Ed. P.E.O. in St. Joseph until transferring to Chapter L in Chapel Hill. She was also a member of Westward Ho Chapter of Questers, Delta Kappa Gamma honorary teachers society, St. Joseph Retired Teachers, Missouri State Retired Teachers and a life member of the National Education Association.

She did volunteer work for Hands of Hope Hospice for many years, as well as the St. Joseph Teachers Credit Union, the Road to Recovery Program, the Adult Reading Program, and the Patee House Museum. After moving to Chapel Hill, she volunteered at Rashkis Elementary School where she tutored second graders in reading.

She was an avid quilter, and graced her family with beautiful quilts, many of which incorporated material from family garments and symbolized her love of the interwoven fabric of our lives. She loved children, animals, and nature, and took joy in nurturing them. It was important to her to contribute leaving something of herself behind when she died. She took satisfaction in having her life live on in her students, and in her children who work with the disabled, teach, and practice medicine.

Funeral Services will be at Ashland Avenue United Methodist Church, St. Joseph, MO on Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 pm. The family will receive visitors at the church from 12 to 2 pm. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mound City.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Chapel Hill, NC.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to one’s local Hospice or Habitat for Humanity, or to educational funds of P.E.O. Projects/Philanthropies.

Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Bailey, Edward Dennis

September 2, 2011

Edward Dennis Bailey
1936 – 2011

Edward “Dennis” Bailey, age 75, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, August 26, 2011,
at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Dennis was born on January 15, 1936, to Edward and Carrie (Blacketer) Bailey. He owned and operated Brunks Body Shop for numerous years.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and wife of 54 years, Gladys L. (Harris) Bailey.

Survivors include two sons, Rickie Bailey and wife Tina, Bear, Delaware and Michael Bailey, Tampa, Florida; three grandsons; sister, Shirley Butrum, Oklahoma and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bailey has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will have a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Benbeneck, Sarah Shayliece

September 2, 2011

Sarah Shayliece Benbeneck
1989-2011

Sarah Shayliece Benbeneck, 22, passed away August 23, 2011 at University of Kansas Medical Center.

Sarah was born on May 23, 1989 in Stony Brook, New York to William and Dawn (Stoll) Benbeneck.

Sarah is survived by her parents, Bill and Dawn, brother, William (Kathryn) Benbeneck, Saint Joseph, Missouri; uncle Dave (Sherylann) Tasche, aunt Teresea Hanna; niece and nephew, Jerzee and Billy Benbeneck; and cousin Alex Hanna.

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

Services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.

Atkins, Barbara

August 30, 2011

Barbara Ann Atkins, 71, of Rea, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Her family was by her
side.

Barbara was born on December 25, 1939 in Barnard, Missouri. Her parents were Cecil, Sr. and Alma (Carter) Clements. They preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by a brother, Cecil Clements, Jr. and four
grandchildren.

Barbara was a cook at North Andrew High School for 15 years. She also worked as Deputy Assessor of Andrew County for 20 years, before retiring.

Barbara was active as a central committee member of the Andrew County Republican Party for several years and a member of the Rosendale Christian Church.

Barbara was married to her high school sweetheart , Larry L. Atkins, on April 25, 1958, he survives of the home.

Additional survivors include, sons, Bryan (Glenna), Darryl, of Rea; Monty (Wendy), of Bolckow, Missouri, Kent (Mary) of Rea; brother, Garland (Lonnie) Clements of St. Joseph, Missouri; sister, Shirley Kay Moutray of Savannah, Missouri; grandchildren, Dustin, Ariel, Colby, Heather, Zachary, Bryan Tyler Atkins; numerous nieces; nephews; cousins; and friends.

Services 10:30 am, Friday at Rosendale Christian Church, Rosendale, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah.

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

Pike, Margaret L.

August 24, 2011

Margaret L. Pike
1924-2011

Margaret L. Pike, 87, Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 22, 2011, at the local hospital.

Margaret was born on April 23, 1924 in Faucett, Missouri to William and Maudie Gentry.

Margaret married William “Bill” Pike on June 23, 1941 in Savannah, Missouri. He passed away on December 21, 2006. She was also preceded by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.

Margaret was a care provider and a member of the Word of Life Church in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Survivors include son, Richard (Nancy) Pike, daughter, Deborah A. Kerns, all of Saint Joseph, MO; son, Terry L. Pike and Fiancé Terry J. Rhodes, of Clinton, MO; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services 11:00 am Friday, at The Word of Life Church. Interment Sparta Cemetery, Faucett, Missouri.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Timmons, Michael Duane

August 21, 2011

Michael Duane Timmons
1958-2011

Michael Duane Timmons, 53, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2011, at his home, in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Michael was born on July 19, 1958 to Charles and Bess Timmons, in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Michael was employed at Stone Container for over 25 years.

Survivors include sons, Aaron Timmons, Saint Joseph; Brycen Timmons, Columbia, MO; Brothers; Ricky, Charles, and Steven Timmons; sister Donna McDowell and granddaughter Haylee Timmons.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents and daughter Amanda Timmons.

Services 10:00 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation will begin 10:00 am Tuesday with the family to receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 pm that evening.

Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery

Harmon, Rita J.

August 20, 2011

Rita J. Harmon
1954 – 2011

Rita J. (Leonard) Harmon, 56, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2011, at her home.

Rita was born in Milan, Missouri, on September 5, 1954, to Carroll and Norma (Davis) Leonard. She was a 1972 graduate of Newtown-Harris High School and received her BS degree in nursing from MO Western State University in 1992. For seventeen years, she worked as a surgical nurse at Heartland Regional Medical Center, in St. Joseph.

Rita married Alvin Lee Harmon on October 12, 1994, in St. Joseph. He passed away on March 23, 2009. She was also preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her son, Ryan Barker, St. Joseph, MO; two daughters, Christa (Greg) Obucina, Troy, Illinois and Alica (Shane) Hauser, St. Joseph, MO; mother, Norma (Davis) Leonard; step-sons, Josh and Aaron Barker; brother, Sgt. Major Kevin (Stacy) Leonard and their children, Jonathon and Lauren; mother-in-law, Chris Harman, sisters-in-law, Karen Sue (George) Auten, Cheryl Fowler and Charlene (Rick) Colorado; and many, many, loving friends.

Mrs. Harmon has been cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2011, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends at the Chapel two hours prior to the service. Private family inurnment in Bolckow, MO Cemetery, at a later date.

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

White, Pearl C.

August 18, 2011

Pearl C. White
1911 – 2011

Agency, MO – Pearl C. (Kessler) White, 100, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at her home.

Pearl was born on May 25, 1911, to John and Mary (Wiedmaier) Kessler at Clarksdale, MO, where she resided until moving to St. Joseph in 1959.

On September 27, 1936, she married Clarence “Skinny” White. He died in October, 1983. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Harriet Kulak in October 2006.

Pearl retired from Kresges in 1977. She attended Seven Dolors Catholic Church, in Hurlingen, MO, where she was a member of the Altar Society.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary K.Ward; five grandchildren, Kevin (Mary)Ward, Kerry Ward, Lisa ( Kent) Erickson, Michael (Vickie) Wilcox and Vicki (Greg) Wendt; and seven great-grandchildren, Rachel, Ashley, Amanda, and Ryan Ward and Lauren, Andrea and Kirsten Erickson.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Horigan Chapel with entombment in Mt. Olivet Mausoleum

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday evening, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m..

The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hurlingen, MO.

Lewis, Mary Jane

August 18, 2011

Mary Jane Lewis
1941-2011

Mary Jane Lewis, 69, of Saint Joseph, Missouri passed away on Monday, August 15, 2011 at a local healthcare facility.

Mary was born on December 3, 1941 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Roy and Elsie Knapp.

She married Fred Joseph Lewis on February 19, 1959. He preceded her in death on November 25, 2004. She is also preceded by her parents, one sister and four brothers.

Mary Jane was a homemaker and co-owner, with her husband, of Lewis APCO Service Station.

Mary Jane is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Services 1:00 pm Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00 pm Thursday, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Kennedy, Rosa M.

August 17, 2011

Rosa May Kennedy
1922-2011

Rosa May Kennedy, 88 passed away Tuesday evening August 16th at a local health care facility. She was born August 25, 1922 in Andrew County, Missouri to the late Orval and Ada Rauch. On October 5th 1942 she married Robert W. Kennedy.

During World War II she was employed at Whitaker Cable and later at Nellie Don. After her son was born, she worked from home as a seamstress for Hodson Cleaners and Pressed 4 Time.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert of 49 years, brothers Bill, John and Don Rauch, and sister Susie Diggs.

She is survived by her son Robert “Michael” and Tammy Kennedy and beloved dog Maggie.

Services 10:00 am Friday, August 19, 2011 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

Visitation begins at 11:00 am Thursday where the family received friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Friends of the Animal Shelter or Charity of the donor’s choice.

Spangler, Helen

August 16, 2011

Helen Spangler
1927-2011

Helen Virginia (Slaybaugh) Spangler, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away August 8, 2011, in her own home.

Helen was born March 21, 1927 to Guy and Ruth (Brumm) Slaybaugh, Hemple, MO. Helen graduated from Central High School.
She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from KU, where she met her husband. She was a medical technologist at Thompson-Brumm-Knepper Clinic and the Sister’s Hospital.

Helen married Donald Spangler on June 18, 1949 in St. Joseph, MO
When Helen was young she played for the All-City Orchestra and later, became a member of the Women’s Circle of the First Christian Church and served as its treasurer.

She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

She is survived by her daughter Janet and, son-in-law, William Wymore and granddaughter Jennifer Wymore, of Keg River, Alberta, Canada; and numerous cousins.

Services at 11:00 am Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Chapel. Dr. David Mason Officiating. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 am Monday. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arthritis Foundation, American Heart and Stroke Association, or to the donor’s favorite animal shelter.

Holmes, Archie D.

August 12, 2011

Archie D. Holmes
1932-2011

Archie D. Holmes went home to be with his lord, Sunday, August 7, 2011, at Shepherd’s Residential Care Center, in St. Joseph.

Archie was born on September 7, 1932 to Elmer David and Minnie Mae (Roach) Holmes and was raised in Worth County, Missouri

Archie joined the Army in 1950 and was in the 11th Airborne division during the Korean Conflict.

He was married to Glenda Gale Ashworth, March 24, 1956. She preceded him in death on January 29, 1999.

Survivors include, son, Michael Holmes, of St Joseph; daughter, Patsy Goodlet, of St. Joseph; grandchildren Russell Wayne Helton and Marissa Monia Holmes; sisters, Terry Kline, of St. Joseph, Evelyn Myers of Savannah, MO, Nancy Parelius, of Maine; and numerous nieces and nephews

He was also preceded by his parents, wife, infant grand daughter Melissa LaVon Gastineau, and 3 brothers and 3 sisters.

Archie retired April 1989 after 31 years with the St. Joseph Fire Department retiring as a Captain.

Archie was a member of Wyatt Park Christian Church, American Legion Post 359, and the Eagles Lodge #42. Archie loved to dance and play cards.

Service will be held 2:00 pm at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel
Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Visitation will begin after 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Where the family will receive friends and family from 6-8 pm

The family suggests memorial contributions be made out to Alzheimer’s Association or 2nd Harvest Food Bank.

Brazzell, Roy E.

August 12, 2011

Roy E. Brazzell
1925-2011

Roy E. Brazzell, 86, passed away Sunday, August 7, at a St. Joseph nursing home. Roy was born on April 29, 1925, in Ridgeway, Missouri, to Dee and Hazel (Gillpatrick) Brazzell.

Roy joined the Navy in 1943 and the Air Force in 1948. After being honorably discharged from service, Roy then married his wife, Ila May Stabe, on June 13, 1956. Roy was a toolmaker for ADCO for over 33 years until his retirement in 1989.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kathy Kelly, and brother, Robert Brazzell

Roy was also a member of the V.F.W #1668 and attended the Family Worship Center.

He is survived by his wife, son, Dan (June) Brazzell, of St. Joseph; daughters Karen Manlove, of Kansas City; and Debra (Dennis) Schoenfeldt, of Shawnee, KS; brother, Kenneth (Alice) Brazzell, of St. Joseph; and 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren

Chapel service 2:00 pm Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment at Memorial Park Cemetery

Visitation will begin at 9:00 am Friday. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to service

The family suggests memorial contribution to American Cancer Society

Dryer, Pauline Rose “Mimi”

August 12, 2011

Pauline Rose “Mimi” Dryer
1923 – 2011

Love, family and faith,–words to describe Pauline Rose “Mimi” Dryer who was called to heaven on August 6, 2011 at the age of 88. Born May 21, 1923 to Frank and Helen Slibowski, she and her nine siblings were raised in a small but loving home in “Goosetown” St. Joseph. Growing up in the midst of the Great Depression her family experienced hardships common to the nation. Pauline’s father and brothers helped provide for the family by working in President Roosevelt’s New Deal. And, when war came, she grieved the loss of her brother, Frank, killed while serving in Europe. Yet, despite hard times, Pauline spoke fondly of her childhood, noting that she never wanted for anything and appreciated the importance of family, sacrifice and faith.

Shortly after the war, a handsome sailor asked for Pauline’s hand in marriage. Their relationship began at a local skating rink when Arthur suppressed his nervousness to tap Pauline on the shoulder and say hello. This small act of courage began a lifelong partnership which spanned more than six and one-half decades and resulted in 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Arthur and Pauline celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary three days before her passing.

Pauline derived happiness through her family, and strength through her Catholic faith. “Mimi” to her grandchildren, was known for her warm hugs and generous nature. Mimi’s house was a place of warmth, friendship and counsel. Supportive without being judgmental, and quick with a laugh, Mimi never let anyone leave her home with an empty belly or empty heart. “Sit down and relax,” she would say, “let’s enjoy a cup of coffee.”

Her faith was unwavering. A regular attendee of mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, she never turned away a deserving charity. She believed in the goodness of every person and that we are all children of God, deserving of love. When she became unable to attend regular mass, she continued to say her daily rosary. In fact, the rosary was the instrumental symbol of her faith. She took great pride in her small collection of rosaries originating from all over the world. Her prayers were known to help loved ones through illness, crisis, and other hard times.

Mimi’s most greatest talent was making every person she met feel special. Comfort meals in her kitchen, her generosity, good humor and loving demeanor will live on in our memories.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Frank and Helen Slibowski, siblings Edward, Dorothy Gardner, Frank, William, and Thaddeus.

She is survived by her husband Arthur, for whom her admiration and heartfelt affection never wavered over their 65 years together. Siblings Agnes Mollus, Marianne Fee and James. Sons, Paul (Elvita), David (Joyce), and Mark. Daughter, Mary (Mark) Christopher. Grandchildren Doug, Marc, Nathan, Sara, Paula, Edward, Danielle, Nicole, Laura, Jacob, Madison, and Josh, and nine great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 am Wednesday at Cathedral of St. Joseph.
Interment Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rosary 6:00 pm Tuesday evening, the family will receive friends following the rosary until 8:30 pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Cathedral of St. Joseph

Stephens, Maxine

August 12, 2011

Maxine (Plummer) Stephens
1926 – 2011

Maxine (Plummer) Stephens, 84, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Maxine was born in St. Joseph on December 6, 1926, to Frederick and Elizabeth (Schoenborn) Ritter. She attended Benton High School. Maxine married Charles Plummer and they later divorced. She then married Robert Vern Stephens on July 9, 1967, in St. Joseph. He passed away on August 23, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Ritter; sister, Marie Babb and one nephew, Russell.

Maxine worked at Whitaker Cable Co. until her retirement. She loved gardening and her dog Tippi.

Survivors include her daughter, Cecelia Marti (Ernie), St. Joseph, MO; four grandchildren, Janice Halbirt (Chris), Chuck Marti (Denise), Ted Marti, Ernie Marti, Jr. (Dawn); great-grandchildren, Gage, Madison, Paden, Buddy, Holly, Teddy, Shane, Josh, Crystal, Amber and Dakota; five great-great-grandchildren and four nieces, Paula, Juanita, Connie and Pam.

Prayer Service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Father Joseph Totton officiating. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Monday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening. Rosary 5:00 p.m. Monday.

The family suggests memorials to St. James Catholic Church.

Pallbearers: Ernie Marti, Ted Marti, Chuck Marti, Dakota Marti, Chris Halbirt, Shane Marti and Gage Halbirt.

Maxwell, Ray E.

August 9, 2011

Ray E. Maxwell, 78, Rosendale, Missouri passed away Sunday, August 7, 2011 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Ray was born August 8, 1932 in Fillmore, Missouri to Carl and Leona (Foreman) Maxwell. He graduated from Breathitt High School in Jackson, Kentucky and attended trade school in Maryville, Missouri. He served his country in the Marines from May 28, 1952 to May 28, 1955.

Ray was a mechanic for 40 years, working at Swifts and Dugdale’s Packing, Lawrence’s gas station and Hanks Auto. He was an active member of the American Legion Dick Munkres Post 287.

Ray married Artie Butler on February 18, 1954, she survives of the home.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Carl W. Maxwell, Jr.

Additional survivors include sons, Paul Maxwell, James (Jeanne) Maxwell, all of Savannah, Missouri; daughter, Vivian (William) Smith, Downers Grove, Illinois; brother, Wayne (Dottie) Maxwell, Westlawn, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Jason Maxwell, Kathlyn Maxwell, Kyle Maxwell, Kelcee Schmidt; step-grandsons, Shawn Miner,
Craig Smith; six great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services 10 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Tuesday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening.

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

O’Connell, James Edward

August 5, 2011

James Edward O’Connell, 90, Savannah, Missouri passed away on Thursday, July, 7, 2011.

James was born on a farm near Maryville, Missouri on January 6, 1921. He was the first child of Jeremiah (Jerry) and Magdalen (Sullivan) O’Connell. James graduated from Maryville High School.

In 1941, James married Noma Phelps, she preceded him in death. To this union two children were born, Jerry O’Connell and Janet Hawley.

In October 1973 he married Faye Hagerty of Savannah, she survives of the home.

He was in the U.S. Army Air Corp from 1943 thru 1946. On June 1, 1952, he was appointed acting Postmaster at Barnard Missouri, and Postmaster on May 22, 1952. James retired from the postal service at Barnard on March 1, 1985.

He served in many civic and community organizations in the following positions; Commander and member of the American Legion Post 102, Barnard, member of the Barnard Fire Dept, secretary and treasurer of the Barnard Cemetery Association, Mayor and City Clerk of Barnard, Member and past-president of the South Nodaway R-IV School board, past president of the Lions Club, Barnard, secretary and treasurer of the Barnard Picnic Committee. Secretary of the Senior Housing Corp, member and past-president of the Barnard Historical Society that has restored the Barnard Depot as a Museum of the past. He served as a member and State Vice-President of the National League of Postmasters of Missouri and was selected by that organization as Postmaster of the Year 1972. Jim was a member of First Christian Church in Savannah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dennis (Buck) O’Connell; sister, Rita Whitney, and an infant sister.

Additional survivors include son, Jerry (Barb) O’Connell, Maryville, Missouri; daughter, Janet (Darell) Hawley, Barnard; sister, Shirley Wright, Berryville, Virginia; step-daughter, Linda Kaye (Steve) Wells; St. Joseph; several grandchildren; step-grandchildren and their spouses; several great-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren.

Graveside Service 11:30 am, Saturday at Savannah Cemetery. The family will receive loved ones and friends prior to the service at 10:00 am at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Red Cross or First Christian
Church of Savannah.

Plum, Virginia

August 5, 2011

Virginia Plum, 77, of Henderson, NV; passed away Friday, July 29, 2011 at her home.

Virginia was born on July 5, 1934, in Graham, Missouri. She was a 30 year resident of Southern Nevada.

She is survived by her daughters, Pamela Plum and Angel Guerra and husband, Raymond, of Henderson, Nevada; sons, James of Polo, Missouri and David and wife, Melissa of Savannah, Missouri; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mabel Gerber of Tucson, Arizona, Mildred Donahoo of Savannah, Missouri Opal Meers of Amazonia, Missouri, Dorothy Zahnd of Savannah, Missouri, and Elaine Lyman of St. Louis, Missouri; and brother Dale Stinnett of Platte City, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; parents, Rachel and James (Top) Stinnett and 2 siblings.

Services 10:00 am Thursday, August 11 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

Packham, Leanna

August 4, 2011

Leanna M. Packham
1946-2011

Leanna M. Packham, 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday August 2, 2011

Leanna Marie Packham was born on April, 26, 1946, in Saint Joseph, Missouri to Madeline and Willard Hyder.

Leanna is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband Eddie Packham

Surviving family includes daughter, Carol Colwell and brother Raymond.

Leanna has been cremated under the supervision of Heaton-Bowman-Smith
Services will be held at a later date.

Williams, James M.

August 4, 2011

James M. Williams
1928 – 2011

James M. Williams 82, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at a local health care facility.

James was born on August 6, 1928 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Merrill and Bertha (Zintel) Williams.

James served in the United States Army during World War II and graduated from the University of North Dakota, where he received his Master’s degree in microbiology. He was a microbiologist with Boehringer-Ingelheim for many years until his retirement. He member of Ashland United Methodist Church.

James was a member of Moila Shrine Temple and Legion of Honor, a 60 year member of the Masonic bodies, during his time he held many positions within the lodge. He was Past Master of Charity Zeredatha Lodge #189, Past High Priest Mitchell Chapter #14, Past Illustrious Master St. Joseph Council #9, Past Commander Hugh De Payens Commandry #4, Past Grand High Priest of Missouri 1985-1986, Past Sovereign of the Red Cross Constantine of St. Joseph Council, 33rd Scottish Rite Mason of St. Joseph Valley.

He married Ruth A. Kirby on June 20, 1954 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2010. He was also preceded by his parents and one sister, Margaret Van Ranken.

Survivors include two sons, Pete Williams and his wife Elizabeth, Lincoln, Nebraska, Todd Williams and his wife Barbara, Borger, Texas; five grandchildren, Ross, Scott, Thomas, Carter and Meryl Williams; one sister, Patricia Shoe, Lakewood, Colorado.

Funeral Services 10am Friday at Ashland United Methodist Church under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment 9am Saturday at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to Ashland United Methodist Church.

Maxwell, Mary V. “Ginger”

August 4, 2011

Mary V. “Ginger” Maxwell
1921 – 2011

“Ginger” (Conner) Maxwell, 89, formerly of Savannah, MO, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Saxton Riverside Care Center.

Ginger was born on August 12, 1921, in St. Joseph, MO, to Chauncey and Iona (Fisher) Conner. She received her teaching certificate from Missouri Western State University, and taught in rural schools and in Savannah for many years.

Ginger is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wayne E. Maxwell; her parents and one sister; June E. Miller.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne E. “Ed” Maxwell II and wife Theresa, Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Thomas A. Maxwell & wife Nancy, Lakewood, Colorado. Granddaughters include Amanda Cook of St. Joseph, Tracey Baumgardner, and Brandy Niblett, both living in Colorado. Grandsons include Scott Maxwell, Jason Maxwell, and Joel Maxwell also of Colorado, and eleven great grandchildren.

Services 2:00 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Savannah, MO. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO. The family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the Service.

Bowlin, Harold “Eugene”

August 4, 2011

Harold “Eugene” Bowlin
1957-2011

Harold Eugene Bowlin, 54, Saint Joseph, made his journey to the Lord on Thursday, July 28, 2011, while in the care of University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, after a long struggle with leukemia.

Eugene was born March 22, 1957 to Harold Bowlin and Charlotte (Bowlin) Saxton, in St. Joseph, where he was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Central High School in 1976 and was of the Christian faith. For the past several years, he was employed at Missouri Western State University as a cafeteria supervisor and catered happily to the Kansas City Chiefs during training camp.

He lived for his sons, fiancé, and family gatherings. He enjoyed the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, and was involved with coaching little league with his three sons. His new grandson was also a huge part of his life.

Eugene was preceded in death by his father, Harold T. Bowlin, who passed away, December 24, 1985.

Surviving is his fiancé, Geanene Simmon of the home; his mother, Charlotte Saxton; three sons, Tyler and Donnie Bowlin, and Cody Nelson, of St. Joseph; brothers, Charlie Teschner (Jan) and Randy Bowlin (Dana), of St. Joseph; sisters, Cheryl Kittleson (Jon), of Lawrence, Kansas; Debby Stallard (Bobby), Savannah, Missouri; and Brenda Reed, of St. Joseph; two step-sisters, Ruth McDonald (Gary), of Agency, Missouri; and Sue Whicker of St. Joseph, Missouri; one grandson, Kyler Nelson, and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services 2:00 pm Monday Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Savannah Cemetery, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will begin after 12:00 noon Sunday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

The family requests memorial contributions be made in care of the funeral home.

Layton, Ann Elizabeth

August 4, 2011

Ann Elizabeth Layton
1918 – 2011

Ann Elizabeth Layton, 93, of Weston, Missouri passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at her home.

Ann married Jonas Robinson in 1936. He preceded her in death in 1987.
She was also preceded by her parents, Thomas and Minnie (Ode) O’Rourke.

Ann loved all animals, especially her dogs Sassy and Taffy. She was a wonderful Mother and friend who will be greatly missed.

She was a homemaker and worked for Canteen Company for many years.

She is survived by her daughter Cindy Layton, Weston, Missouri; son Jonas R. “Jr.” Layton and wife Pam , Lake Ozark, MO and granddaughter Tricia Layton, Kansas City, Missouri.

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

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

Shepard, Jeannine

August 4, 2011

Jeannine P. Shepard
1929 – 2011

Country Club Village, MO – Jeannine P. (Whited) Shepard, 82, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, in St. Joseph, MO.

Jeannine was born in St. Joseph on January 15, 1929, to Julius T. and Nora Joe Whited.
She was of the Christian faith and a graduate of Central High School. She was a member of Belles and Bows Pattern Dance Club and a past member of the O.E.S. She was a housewife and owned and operated Custom Sandwiches and worked for McCarthy Baptist Church Daycare. She loved her family and was a loving Grandma and Great-Grandma. She also enjoyed doing ceramics.

Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents, and three sisters, Lois Rush, Ruth Bradford and Clara Elizabeth.

Jeannine married Emery L. “Jack” Shepard on June 19, 1949, in St. Joseph, MO. He survives of the home. Other survivors include daughters, Donna Shepard and Deborah Watkins (Jerry Johnston), St. Joseph, MO; son, Steve (Darla) Shepard, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; grandchildren, Lori (Andy) Scott, Stephanie Shepard, Lance Shepard and Robert Stubbs; and great-grandchildren, Haley Scott and Talon Scott.

Services 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Robert E. Hodkins officiating.

Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Friday evening.

The family suggests memorials to American Heart Association or to Donor’s Choice.

Bowland, Faith

August 2, 2011

    Faith Bowland, 48, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011
    at a local hospital.

    Faith was born May 9, 1963 in Roswell, New Mexico to Wayne and Bettie (Sutton) Morgan. She was raised in St. Joseph and Avenue City, Missouri and graduated
    from Savannah High School.

    Faith was married to Jerald Bowland on August 7, 1981, he survives of the home.
    She was a billing clerk for Family Guidance Center. Faith was a member of Grace Evangelical Church. She enjoyed playing darts and belonged to a dart league.

    Preceding Faith in death were her father, and one granddaughter, Moriah
    Reynolds.

    Additional survivors include daughters, Tiffany (Robbie) White, Savannah,
    Morgan Reynolds, St. Joseph, Rachelle Bowland, Amazonia, Missouri; mother,
    Bettie Morgan; sister, Michelle (David) Gibbons, all of Cosby, Missouri; grandchildren,
    Jerad Reynolds, Brycen White, Adycen White, MacKinzee Wilson, Chloe Ross,
    MacKaylee Wilson; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services 10 am, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Visitation
    will begin after 9 am Wednesday at our Chapel where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening. Interment Savannah Cemetery.

    Harroun, Glen Howard

    August 2, 2011

    Glen Howard Harroun
    1929 – 2011

    Glen Howard Harroun, 81, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011, at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

    Glen was born on November 28, 1929, in Auburn, Nebraska to Courtland Howard and Ruth (Russell) Harroun. After receiving his teaching certificate, he became a teacher and also owned and operated Harroun Boarding Home, an assisted living facility. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Glen married Dorothy Ann Dishong on July 5, 1952, in Nebraska City, NE. Glen was preceded in death by his wife; parents; one brother, Harold Harroun; and one son, Michael Harroun.

    Glen is survived by his son, Charles Harroun, Maryville, MO; two daughters, Crystal Morrow, Bozeman, Montana and Letitia Harroun, St. Joseph, MO; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one great-grandson; and one brother Wayne Harroun, Nebraska City, NE.

    Services 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2011, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in St. Joseph. Graveside Service and inurnment 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 12, 2011, at Camp Creek Cemetery, Nebraska City, NE. Arrangements by Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, St. Joseph, MO

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the National Lung Association.

    Davis, Ronald

    July 31, 2011

    Ronald Dean Davis, 49, Savannah, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at his residence.

    Ronald was born January 29, 1962 in Maryville, Missouri, to Bob and Donna (Reed)
    Davis. He graduated from Savannah High School and attended various technical schools.

    Ronald was a field mechanic, in the Mound City and Oregon, Missouri
    area, for the Missouri Department of Transportation for 26 years. He also owned and operated Davis Towing, which he purchased from his father in 2001.

    Ronald married Tammy Briner on July 31, 1982 in Savannah. They are the parents of two children and later divorced.

    Ronald was a member of American Towing Association. He enjoyed Sprint
    car racing with his son, as well as casinos, races, friends and family.

    Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; and one nephew, Tim Davis.

    Survivors include son, Zachary Davis and companion, Nikki Cross; daughter,
    Brittany Davis and companion, Jeffery Adams; Tammy Davis; siblings,
    Robert (Connie) Davis, Verona Thomas, Kathy (Greg) Gabler, Rick (Penny) Davis, Sandra (Shawn) George, all of Savannah; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Services 10 am, Monday at First Baptist Church, Savannah. Visitation will begin
    after 9 am Sunday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening. Interment Bennett Lane Cemetery,
    Savannah.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association.

    Conroy, Ellen Anna

    July 26, 2011

    Ellen Anna Conroy, 94, St. Joseph, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

    Ellen was born November 2, 1916 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Charles and Alene (Allie) (Baugh) Huber. She lived most of her life in Saint Joseph. She married Eugene (Gene) Conroy on November 4, 1939, who preceded her in death in 1966.

    Ellen was also preceded in death by her parents, Charles W. Huber and her mothers Allie Huber and stepmother Marie (Crawford) Huber; brother Billy J. Huber; son, Ronald E. Conroy; daughter-in-law, Delores Conroy, & grandson Michael Conroy.

    She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Pickard (Alan); her son, Steven C. Conroy (Dee), both of St. Joseph; and brother Charles C. Huber (Sue), of Springfield, Missouri.

    Throughout Ellen’s life, she cherished her family, including her 6 grandsons, 4 granddaughters, 5 great grandsons, and 7 great granddaughters. She was lovingly called Grandma Ellie or Grams.

    Ellen was employed in retail department stores and spoke fondly of her time spent working on Petticoat Lane in Kansas City. She retired from Jerre Anne Cafeteria & Bakery, where she worked for 22 years. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and S.F.X. Altar Society.

    Ellen worked hard and was very proud of her 1968 Chevy Malibu fondly named, “The Baby Blue” and her home on Renick Street. She enjoyed the simple things in life, such as the rose bush in her front yard, listening to music from the Big Band era, sitting on her front porch, and enjoying an ice cream snack! She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for her family.

    Although she faced many hardships in her life, Ellen placed her trust in God and she lived grateful for each day. She truly practiced the Golden Rule. She was wise, strong, content, hardworking, spunky, witty, but most importantly, kind, nurturing, and selfless. Her legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren who will never forget her example of pure love.

    Ellen’s family would like to acknowledge with special thanks all of the caregivers at Carriage Square Health Care Center for the excellent care provided to her.
    Please celebrate Ellen’s life with us at her memorial service, 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 28, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Family will receive friends from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel

    The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be given to St. Francis Xavier Parish.

    Tilson, Florence Elizabeth

    July 26, 2011

    Florence E. (Rolls) Tilson, 101, passed away peacefully at her home in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, July 24, 2011.

    Florence was born on January 13, 1910 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Albert E. and Fannie E. (Bell) Rolls.

    Florence was a homemaker and was a wonderful caregiver, who cared for her brother’s and father for many years. She helped with Meals on Wheels and loved nature. She especially enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels in her backyard.

    She married Loren Tilson, who preceded her in death in 1986. she was also preceded by her parents and five brothers.

    Florence is survived by numerous loving nieces and nephew, Marie Sharp, Judy O’Connor, Jocelyn Whitlock, Ed Rolls, Beth Peters and Janice Rolls.

    Services 11:00am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 10:00am Tuesday at our chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Shrines Hospital for Children.

    Carpenter, Lee

    July 25, 2011

    Lee Carpenter, 45, Fillmore, MO, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Lee was born on April 8, 1966 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was raised in Barstow, California and moved to Missouri 30 years ago. He was a 1985 graduate of Savannah High School.

    Mr. Carpenter was a factory worker for BlueScope Steel for 13 years. He previously worked for LaVerna Heights for 12 years, beginning in 1983.

    Lee was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the tribe of Mic-O-Say. He served on the Fillmore Fire Department and was Alderman for the city of Fillmore. Lee loved the outdoors, camping and storm watching.

    Lee married Gayle Carpenter on June 2, 1990, she survives of the home.

    Additional survivors include a daughter, Felisha Carpenter and son, Seth Carpenter, both of the home; mother and dad, Pauline & Gene Youngblood, Grand Junction, CO; grandmother, Rosemary Kresal, Omoro, WI; 3 sisters, Tracie Bartlett, Joette Carpenter and Marian Carpenter, all of St. Joseph, MO; brother and sister-in-laws, Verna & Mike Jennings, Fillmore, MO; Fay Davis and Barb, St. Joseph, MO; Kay & Jerry Callow, St. Joseph; Susan & Duane Hughes, Fillmore, MO and numerous nephews and nieces.

    Mr. Carpenter was preceded in death by his father, Lee Carpenter and step-mom, Carolyn Carpenter.

    Services 4:00 PM Wednesday at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. Mr. Carpenter will be cremated following the service. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday at our chapel.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to their children’s education fund.

    Doolan, Norma Jean

    July 24, 2011

    Norma Jean Doolan
    1935 – 2011

    Raytown, MO – Norma Jean (Yaktine) Doolan, 76, formerly of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at a Kansas City, MO hospital.

    Norma was born in St. Joseph on March 6, 1935, to Michael and Iesha Yaktine. She married Gerald M. Doolan on October 14, 1951, in St. Joseph. Gerald died on September 2, 1982. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

    Norma is survived by her son, Michael Doolan, Wathena, KS; daughter, Joanne Marie Nelson, Kansas City, MO; brother Edward Yaktine, Lenexa, KS; sister, Katherine Reiger, Raytown, MO; grandchildren, Matthew Doolan, Ashley Liechti, Brett Liechti, and Jennifer Nappe; and great-granddaughter, Julie Doolan.

    Services: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

    Coffman, Mary Ann

    July 22, 2011

    Mary Ann Coffman
    1929 -2011

    Mary Ann (Jenkins) Coffman, 82, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Abbey Woods Living and Rehabilitation Center in St. Joseph.

    Mary Ann was born February 23, 1929, in Silver City, NM, the daughter of the late Arvil and Fern (Smith) Jenkins. She was a graduate of the Teachers College High School in Silver City and attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. While a student there, she pledged the Phi Delta Chapter of the Chi Omega Sorority. She later transferred and graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a baccalaureate degree in teaching. It was at the University that she met a fellow student, Everett J. Coffman of Versailles, MO. They married on November 23, 1950.

    Mary Ann was a retired teacher from the St. Joseph School District. Everett passed away March 31, 1987. In 1993, Mary Ann returned to Silver City, NM. During this time, she was a volunteer at the Gila Regional Medical Center, Vice President of the Silver City Woman’s Club and a member of the Red Hat Society. Due to health issues in 2009, she returned to St. Joseph, MO. Mary Ann loved to travel, enjoyed family vacations in the Ozarks, and was an avid reader.

    Mary Ann was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Linda Coffman in 2006 and her mother-in-law, Grace Coffman in 2011.

    Mary Ann is survived by her two sons, Lawrence J. Coffman of St. Joseph; Neil V. Coffman and his wife Kimberly of Yelm, Washington; three grandchildren, Jeni and her husband, Aaron Dillman, Hilary and her husband, Steve Dennis and Aaron Coffman; five great-grandchildren, Ayden and Keegan Dillman and Skylin, Peyton and Zoe Dennis.

    A private funeral service will be held under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Mrs. Coffman’s family would like to extend their deep appreciation to staff of The Fountains at Corby Place, Abbey Woods Staff, Three Rivers Hospice, Brandy Miller and all of Mary Ann’s friends and neighbors in Silver City, New Mexico.

    Walters, Helen Bomar

    July 21, 2011

    Helen Bomar Walters
    1918 – 2011

    Helen Bomar Walters, 93, Gower, Missouri passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Gower Convalescent Center.

    Helen was born March 3, 1918 in Fillmore, Missouri to Alfred and Susie Bell(Oliphant) Hilsenbeck.

    Helen was married to Don Walters, he survives of the home. She loved farming, raising Hereford cattle and hogs and caring for others.

    Helen was preceded in death by her parents; 1st husband, Lloyd Bomar; three brothers, Elvin, Elmer and Mary, Murle and Mary K. Hilsenbeck.

    Additional survivors include daughter, Josephine Jordan and husband, Bill; grandson, Billy Joe Jordan, all of Savannah; stepsons, David C. (Sharon) Walter, Gower, Darryl (Debbie) Walters, St. Joseph, Missouri; sister-in-law, Zella Bomar Hilsenbeck, Maryville, Missouri; numerous nephews, nieces and step-grandchildren.

    Services 10 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel, Savannah, Missouri. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 4 pm Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Missouri.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Gower Convalescent Center or Ascera Care Hospice.

    Garver, Dorothy

    July 19, 2011

    Dorothy Garver
    1917 – 2011

    Dorothy Garver, 94, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, July 15, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Dorothy was born January 28, 1917 in Lexington, Missouri, to Herman and Catherine (Kohrs) Jordan. She was a homemaker and a member of Ashland United Methodist
    Church.

    Dorothy married Dudley Garver on January 28, 1938 in Savannah, Missouri; he preceded her in death on June 14, 1986. She was also preceded by her parents; brothers, James, Irvin and H.G. Jordan; sisters, Mildred Leake and Maxine Leake

    Survivors include son, Gary Garver; daughter, Amaryilis Horning; two grandchildren, Jennifer Foster and husband Clark, Rob Horning; and great-grandchild, Tom Foster.

    Visitation will begin after 12 noon, Sunday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday evening. Mrs. Garver will be cremated following the visitation.

    Conroy, Harold P.

    July 19, 2011

    Harold P. Conroy
    1930 – 2011

    Harold P. Conroy, 81, Lees Summit, Missouri, formerly of Hiawatha, Kansas; passed away Thursday 14, 2011, at Saint Luke’s East Hospital in Lees Summit, Missouri.

    Harold was born on June 5, 1930 in Saint Joseph, Missouri to James and Lavina (Nation) Conroy

    Harold worked for United Technologies in wire assembly for 15 years until his retirement in 1985.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles, Robert, and James Jr.

    Harold is survived by his wife of over 40 years, Maxine (Seever) Conroy; sons, Danny Conroy, Walter (Helen) Thornton; brother, Marion Conroy; sister, Georgie Wetherell, 3 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews

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

    There will be no visitation or services at our Chapel; however a register book will be available to sign.

    Bailey, Elizabeth Belle

    July 12, 2011

    Elizabeth B. Bailey, 83, of Sherman passed away on Friday, July 8, 2011, at Texoma Medical Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Dannel Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 11, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Dannel Chapel with Brother Charles Glass of Faith Church officiating; with a visitation after the service. Graveside Services and Interment 2:00pm Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at the Horigan Chapel in St. Joseph, MO where she will be buried next to Jesse J. Pankau at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the service at the Horigan Chapel.

    Elizabeth was born in Bolckow, MO, on May 25, 1928, to James and Beulah (Coy) Walker. Elizabeth was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. She enjoyed dancing, music, playing cards and shopping. She was a wonderful caregiver to those who were in need.

    Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, late husbands, three brothers: James “Speck” Walker, Wally Walker, Fred Walker, sisters, L.V. Bernard, Mary Miller, Eveline McCarty, Georgia Belle Walker (twin to Elizabeth.) She is survived by four sons: Charles Chamberlain of Sherman, TX, Cleve Chamberlain and wife Linda of Krum, TX, Alan Chamberlain and wife Shirley of Hawkins, TX, and Stanley Pankau and wife Deborah of St. Joseph, MO; a daughter, Linda Lennon of Sherman, TX; grandchildren; James Scott Chamberlain, Stacey Chamberlain, James Wesley Chamberlain and wife Minnie, Jessica Chamberlain, Rachel Pankau, Kim Sherer and husband Heath, Jada Brawner, and Jamie Gromatzky and husband Benjamin and great grandchildren; Haley Chamberlain, Charles Smith, Austin Bryant, Makayla Bryant, Nikki Bryant, Levi Pugh, Destani Jones, Timothy S. Jones II, Rowyn Brawner, Kegan Brawner, and Samuel Gromatzky; a brother, Douglas Walker and wife Charlotte of St. Joseph, MO; three sisters: Josephine Cole of Glendale, AZ, Ruth Hartman of Cameron, MO, and Patricia Greenlee of Seattle, WA.

    In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: The Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation, 1200 Reba McEntire Ln,, Sherman, TX 75090; Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309; or the charity of your choice in honor of Elizabeth Bailey.

    Smith, Harold Roger

    July 12, 2011

    Harold Roger Smith, 79, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, MO., passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Harold was born on November 10, 1931, in St. Joseph, to Harold J. and Juanita (Miller) Smith. He graduated from Central High School in 1949. He attended Hillyard Vocational School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was an active member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where he held many positions over the years. He was a troop leader of Boy Scouts of America and member of United Steelworkers Union. He worked at Westab and then Wire Rope Corp. of America, retiring in 1996, as a machinist.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James E. Smith and Paul A. Smith.

    He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and servant to the Lord. He also enjoyed attending all of his grandson’s many ballgames and activities.

    Harold married Bernadine Bertelsen on October 15, 1955, in St. Joseph. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two sons, Beric (Diane) Smith, St. Joseph, MO and Rodney Smith, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Matt Henton, Brett Smith and Cory Smith; two brothers, Stephen Smith, Provo, Utah and Dennis Smith, Brigham City, Utah sister, Margaret Harvey, Ogden, Utah; many nieces and nephews.

    Services 10:00 a. m Tuesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday evening. Mr. Smith will be removed from our Chapel Tuesday morning to arrive at the Church one hour prior to the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Boy Scouts of America.

    Hart, Michael, Sr.

    July 12, 2011

    Michael Hart, Sr., 65, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011
    at his home.

    Michael was born March 14, 1946 in Aberdeen, Ohio to Mary Claire (Hart)
    Hennessee. He graduated from Robinson high school in Tampa, Florida.

    He was an insurance agent for Combined Insurance and also was a
    supervisor for Quaker Oats, retiring in 2000.

    Michael loved his family and friends, and had a very giving heart. He was
    full of life and laughter, loved to travel and was a collector of many things.
    He also coached boy’s baseball and was a big sports fan.

    Michael was preceded in death by his mother.

    Michael married Patti D. Guyer on June 16, 1981 in Lawton, Oklahoma,
    she survives of the home.

    His immediate family includes son, Michael A. Hart, Jr. (deceased) and his
    wife, Kristen; daughter, Cynthia Marie Hart; sons, Shawn Edward (Kristi)
    Lorenz, Patrick Scott (Tonya) Hart; daughter, Jamie Michelle (Skyler) Smith;
    twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Melissa (Robert)
    Hirsch, Ocean Springs, Mississippi; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorial service 7 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden
    Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service with
    a rosary to be recited following the memorial service. Mr. Hart has been cremated.

    Caldwell, Ricky Wayne

    July 9, 2011

    Ricky Wayne Caldwell
    1957- 2011

    Ricky Wayne Caldwell, 54, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

    Ricky was born on March 19, 1957, in St. Joseph, to Leroy and Billie (Crowley) Caldwell. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. He was owner/operator of Norty’s Bar and Grill and also worked for Green Hills and HyVee Super Markets.

    Ricky is survived by parents; daughters, Deana Marie Dudley and fiancé, Eddie, St. Joseph, MO and Gabrielle Renee Caldwell, Kansas City, MO; grandchildren, Candous, Kaine, Cainan, Jackson, Korbin, Macy and Isabella; sister, Vickie Lynn Kanatzar, St. Joseph, MO; brother, Steven Lee and wife, Jodi Kanatzar, Kansas City, MO; nephew, Brandon & wife Jalania; nieces, Nicole and husband Michael and Brooke; great-nieces and great-nephews, Zach, Ashley, Rylee and Max and his beloved dog, Gracie.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Wesley United Methodist Church.

    Plymell, Mary

    July 7, 2011

    Mary Plymell
    1917 – 2011

    Mary Plymell, 93, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    at Carriage Square Nursing Home.

    She was born August 8, 1917 in Hopkins, Missouri and at a young age moved
    to Kidder, Missouri, where she attended school.

    In November, 1942, she married William Plymell. They were married 67 years,
    living most of their life in St. Joseph. Mary worked as a grocery clerk at
    Kovacs and Hy-Klas in St. Joseph for many years.

    Mary was preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Ella (Layton) Whitten;
    and sister, Mildred Renberger

    She is survived by her husband, William Plymell; and a host of friends and
    caregivers.

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

    Schmitt, Jeffrey F.

    July 7, 2011

    Jeffrey F. Schmitt
    1960 – 2011

    Jeffrey F. Schmitt, 50, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 20, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Jeffrey was born November 7, 1960 in St. Joseph, to Frederick and Virginia (Smiley) Schmitt, Jr. He worked as a dietary assistant at Methodist Hospital, Heartland West Hospital and the YMCA.

    Jeffrey was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Jeffrey was preceded in death by his father.

    Jeffrey is survived by his mother, of St. Joseph; brother, David Charles Schmitt and his wife Mary, Denton, Kansas; nephews, Tim and David Schmitt, Jr.; great-niece, Lucea Schmitt; aunts, uncles and cousins.

    Memorial services 11 am, Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Laura Blevins officiating. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at our Chapel. Mr. Schmitt has been cremated. Inurnment at Memorial Park Cemetery will follow the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Joseph Animal Control and Rescue or St. Paul United Methodist Church.

    Steinman, Eldon M.

    July 7, 2011

    Eldon M. Steinman
    1929 – 2011

    Eldon M. Steinman, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Eldon was born January 31, 1929 in Albany, Missouri to Otis and Anna (Needels) Steinman. He graduated from Albany High School in 1947. Later he served his country
    in the United States Army.

    Eldon married Ruhlene Scott on July 29, 1951 in Albany, she survives of the home. One daughter and one son were born to this union. He was a Missouri State Highway patrolman, retiring after 30 years.

    Eldon was a member of Community Presbyterian Church. He belonged to Saxton Lodge 508, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Moila Shrine Temple, Legion of Honor. He also belonged to the High Twelve Club #49, American Legion Post # 359, and Areme Chapter Order of Eastern Star #461. Eldon enjoyed camping with family and friends in their motor home.

    Eldon was preceded in death by his parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; and brother, Rex.

    Additional survivors include daughter, Charis Marriott and husband, Carl, Kansas City, Missouri; son, Gregory Roy Steinman, St. Joseph; granddaughters, Nicole McCleish
    and husband Matt, Liberty, Missouri, Heather Marriott and fiancé Jason Lavely,Lenexa, Kansas; sisters, Evelyn (Everett) McCampbell, New Hampton, Missouri, Rosalie Fessler, Mt. Laurel, New Jersey; brother, Russell (Sue) Steinman, Union Star, Missouri, several nieces and nephews.

    Services 10 am, Saturday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Rev. Ben Rainey officiating. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Friday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 pm Friday evening. Interment Grandview Cemetery, Albany, Missouri.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Community Presbyterian Church.

    Pallbearers were: Reed Jones, Roger Heard, Paul Heintz, Bill Hollingsworth, Bob White and Bruce Duck.

    Dahlman, Sarah (Burks)

    July 7, 2011

    Sarah (Burks) Dahlman
    1924-2011

    Sarah (Burks) Dahlman passed away June 24, 2011 at the Oregon Care Center in Oregon, Missouri. A memorial graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on August 9, 2011, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mound City, Missouri. Memorials in Sarah’s name may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.

    Sarah was born February 5, 1924 in Mound City, Missouri, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Burks. She attended school in Mound City and Lindenwood College, St. Charles, Missouri. She served in many capacities in the Girl Scouts of America. She taught home nursing as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was active in other organizations. She was a member of Air Force Officers Wives Clubs, Lindenwood College Clubs, Women’s City Club of Kansas City, Friends of Art, Nelson Atkins Gallery several Library Boards.

    She is preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Reuben D. Dahlman, parents Mr. and Mrs. Fred M. Burks, and brother Dean B. Burks.

    Ketchem, Nadine M. (Zeorlin)

    July 7, 2011

    Nadine M. (Zeorlin) Ketchem, 82, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011, at a local health care center.

    Nadine was born on July 29, 1928, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Reynold and Lillian (Vaeth) Zeorlin. She was a graduate of Central High School.

    Mrs.Ketchem was a homemaker and farmer’s wife. She had previously worked in the billing department at the St. Joseph Light and Power and as a bookkeeper for the Public Water District #1 in Andrew County.

    Nadine was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Women of Moose #315. She had served as the club leader for the Beeler Busy Beavers 4-H Club and the Beeler Extension Club.

    Nadine married Quentin P. “Bud” Ketchem on April 22, 1949 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on October 28, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Arlene Serocki and Virginia Jasper; 2 brothers, Harold and Gregory Zeorlin and a nephew, Jodi Zeorlin

    Survivors include 3 sons, Ronald (Pamela) Ketchem, Freemont, NE; Dennis (Katherine) Ketchem, St. Joseph, Mo and Richard (Rita) Ketchem, St. Joseph, MO; 2 daughters, Nancy (David) Riekhof, Floyds Knobs, IN and Linda (Robert) Vey, St. Joseph, MO; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Donald Zeorlin, Tyler, TX and Roger (Nancy) Zeorlin, Noel, MO.

    Funeral Services will begin at 10:15 A.M., Tuesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Father Tom Ludwig Celebrant. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 4:00 P.M. Monday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., with a Rosary at 6:30 PM on Monday.

    The family has suggested memorial donations to National Parkinson’s Foundation.

    Pallbearers: Ronald Ketchem, Dennis Ketchem, Richard Ketchem, David Riekhof, Robert Vey and Jeffrey Jasper.

    Patton, Allene

    July 6, 2011

    Allene Patton, 85, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Allene was born on May 29, 1926 in Amity, MO, to Allen and Gladys (Maeder) Patton.

    Miss Patton was a head nurse and office manager for over 40 years, for Dr. Earl Whitsell, an eye, ears and nose physician. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and served as Secretary/Treasurer for the friendship class at the First Christian Church.

    Miss Patton was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Charles Patton in 1991.

    She is survived by, Francis Dale Hesnault, of the home.

    Services 10:00 AM Monday, at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin after 1:00 PM Sunday at our chapel, with the family to receive friends 2:00-4:00 PM Sunday.

    Memorial Donations may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

    Hill, Craig L.

    July 6, 2011

    Craig L. Hill, 62, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his home.

    Craig was born on April 1, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Lawrence L. and Dorothy M. Nagle) Hill.

    He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam and was employed with Mead Products in St. Joseph for many years. Craig enjoyed music, playing his guitar, computer graphics and repair and digital recording.

    Craig was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Joan Hill-Nichols and one brother, Dennis Hill.

    He married Connie Aquilino, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children, Jimmy Aquilino and wife Julieta, two daughters, Kristi Haertling and Sharla Henry; one sister Diane Kent; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

    Memorial Service 7:00pm Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

    Daily III, Charles M.

    July 6, 2011

    CAMERON, Mo. — Charles M. Daily III passed away on Sunday, July, 3, 2011, at the Missouri Veteran’s Nursing Home, Cameron, Mo.

    Charles was born on October 15, 1927, in Andrew County, Mo., to Charles M. Daily, Jr. and Gladys (Pyle) Daily. They preceded him in death, as did his brother, Wilburn Daily.

    Charles graduated from Savannah High School in 1945. He graduated with Distinction from the University of Missouri in 1952 with a B.S. degree in Vocational Agriculture and was a member of Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture. He was a lifetime member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association and was a big fan of the Mizzou Tigers Football.

    Mr. Daily enlisted in the United States Army of Occupation in February 1946 and was honorably discharged in October 1947. He was in the Signal Corps and was stationed in Korea and Japan.

    Charles married Louise Harvey on June 10, 1950, at the First Christian Church in Savannah, Mo. She survives of the home.

    Charles was a former member of the First Christian Church in Savannah, where he was a member of the Church Board and taught a Sunday School class. He was currently a member of Central Christian Church in St. Joseph.

    Mr. Daily retired from the United States Postal Service in 1992.

    Charles was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Cosby, Mo., and a member of the Scottish Rite and Moila Shrine Temple, where he was a member of the Legion of Honor. He was a member of VFW Post 6760, St. Joseph and the American Legion in Savannah.

    Charles and Louise enjoyed traveling and took many enjoyable trips in the United States and abroad.

    Mr. Daily is also survived by his son, Michael (Ana) Daily, Miami, Fla.; and his daughter, Kathleen (Don) Davison of St. Joseph; four grandsons and one granddaughter, Scott, Michael (Talitha), Nicholas (Emily), Justin, and Lauren (Rey); two great-granddaughters, Lily and Zoe; step grandchildren, Cali and Andy Davison and Shellie (Sean) O’Flaherty; step great-grandchildren, Cadence, Mallory, Jessie, and Travis.

    Memorial Service: 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Kan., under the direction of the Heaton-Bowman-Smith Savannah Chapel. There will be no visitation at the Chapel.

    Suggested memorials are the Missouri Veteran’s Nursing Home at Cameron, Mo., St. Jude’s, or the Shriner’s Burn Hospital.

    Horning, Robert J. “Bob”

    July 6, 2011

    Robert J. “Bob” Horning, Sr., 71, of St. Joseph, Missouri passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at his home.

    Bob was born on August 24, 1939 in Kansas City, Kansas to Joseph A. and Frances M. (Johnson) Horning.

    Bob worked as a copywriter, the St. Joseph News-Press and was in sales for most of his life. He was a member of the Air National Guard, retiring after 22 years as Master Sergeant.

    Bo was preceded in death by his parents.

    He married Amaryilis “Amy” Garver on November 18, 1962 in Miami, Oklahoma, she survives of the home. Additional survivors include his children, Robert J. Horning, Jr., Jennifer Foster, son-in-law, Clark E. Foster, grandson, Thomas C. Foster; sister, Patricia Young; brother, Steve Horning; two brother-in-laws Gary Young and Gary M., Garver; niece and nephews, Susan Cary, Mark and Aaron Young; great nephew, Aiden Young.

    Mr. Horning has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will be no visitation or service held at our chapel.

    The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

    Schott, Juanita Mae

    July 6, 2011

    Juanita Mae Schott
    1919 – 2011

    Juanita Mae Schott, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, July 4, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Juanita was born July 5, 1919 in St. Joseph to Luther and Elma (Baker) Barnett. She was a graduate of Central High School.

    Juanita was married to Leo Schott, Jr., he preceded her in death on July 18, 1984. She was also predeceased by her parents; daughter, Janet Melville; brother, Ralph Barnett; and sister, Margaret Sollars.

    Juanita was a grocery clerk at Dubowsky Grocery Store and Elliott Grocery Store. She belonged to Cathedral of St. Joseph as well as the Altar Society.
    She was a member of Needles of Moila and played in several card groups.

    Survivors include sons, Leo (Jo Anne) Schott, III, Charles (Vicki) Schott all of St. Joseph; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Leona Kariker, Spokane Valley, Washington.

    Mass of Christian Burial 11 am, Thursday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Visitation will begin after 12 noon Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 pm Wednesday evening. Rosary at 6:30 pm. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Living Community of St. Joseph or Kendallwood Hospice .

    Woodbury, Lola

    July 5, 2011

    Lola Woodbury
    1932 – 2011

    Lola Woodbury, 78, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at a local health care center.

    Lola was born December 1, 1932 in Graham, Missouri. On April 10, 1953, she married Donald Woodbury in Hiawatha, Kansas, he survives of the home.

    Lola was a Licensed Practical Nurse and Psychiatric Aide for St. Joseph State Hospital #2 for 20 years. She was an active member of Marvin McMurray United Methodist Church and loved raising her children and grandchildren.

    Lola was preceded in death by her parents; Harry and Etta Pryor; and one son, Michael Woodbury.

    Additional survivors include daughter, Ellen Louise Woodbury; son, David Wayne Woodbury and his wife Deana, all of St. Joseph; four grandchildren, Jeff, Chad, Eden and Delaney Woodbury; one granddaughter-in-law, Deann Woodbury; one great-granddaughter, Kylie Woodbury and one great-grandson, Karter Woodbury.

    Services 2:30 pm, Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Pastor E. Dean Eikenberry officiating. Visitation will begin after 9 am, Sunday at our Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Sunday evening. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.

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

    Hartman, Ralph D.

    July 5, 2011

    Ralph D. Hartman
    1928 – 2011

    Ralph D. Hartman, 82, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

    Ralph was born on December 31, 1928, in Berlin, NJ. Raised in New Jersey, he was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and attended Rutgers University. He served in the Army National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

    Ralph married Betty Kelly on October 5, 1963. They started their family and in 1977, they moved to Savannah, MO, before moving to St. Joseph in 2008. He worked for Wyeth Company in the warehouse until it closed, then worked for Dr. Tobin, driving patients.

    Ralph was of the Christian faith; a Mason and member of Scottish Rites, and Moila Shrine Temple. He was a member of Drum and Bugle Corp and Pipe & Drums. He was also a member of Little Theater, Barber Shoppers; board member of Salvation Army; and a former Councilman of the City of Berlin.

    Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, James and Jane (Dudley) Hartman; wife Betty Hartman; brother, James Nicholas Hartman, II and sister, Fern Elizabeth Moreland.

    Ralph is survived by sons, Chris (Brenda) Hartman, St. Joseph, MO and Dan (Amanda) Hartman, Killeen, TX, and Larry (Cathy) Rankine, Asheville, NC; daughter, Connie (Troy) Walker, McDonough, GA; grandchildren, Alex and Aimee Hartman; Grant, Logan and Devin Walker; Mike and Ryan Rankine; Josh, Ashley, MaKayla and Savannah Hartman; one sister, Edith Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Hartman has been cremated. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Dr. Darrell Jones officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the Service. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Shriner’s Hospital for Children or to the Salvation Army.

    Honorary Pallbearers: Mike Rankine, Ryan Rankine, Alex Hartman, Josh Hartman, Grant Walker, Devin Walker and Logan Walker.

    Klein, Carla Ann

    June 29, 2011

    Carla Ann Klein
    1978 – 2011

    Carla Ann Klein, 32, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at her residence.

    Carla was born on October 12, 1978, in St. Joseph, MO. She was raised in St. Joseph and graduated from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School and Bishop LeBlond High School. She was of the Catholic faith. She loved flowers, gardening and scrapbooking. She enjoyed attending NASCAR and sprint car racing and participating in all kinds of water sports.

    She worked at Klein Motors in St. Joseph and also worked in the transportation department of the motion picture industry with her mother. She was a member of Teamsters Union Local #41. Carla was a caring, loving, kind-hearted and generous person.

    She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Neil and Doris Klein; maternal grandfather, Bernard K. Huffman; uncle Ronald Klein and aunt, Addie Ann Huffman.

    Carla is survived by her loving parents, Paul and Gracie (Huffman) Klein of St. Joseph, MO; maternal grandmother, Faye L. Huffman; uncles, Kevin and Greg Klein; aunts, Donna Palmer and Jeanine Klein; numerous cousins and a multitude of close friends.

    Services: 1:00 p.m. Friday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    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.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

    Cornelius, Janice Kay (Wilson)

    June 21, 2011

    Janice Kay (Wilson) Cornelius, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Janice was born in Holt County, MO on March 25, 1940, to Joseph W. and Wilma M. (Keever) Wilson. She attended school in Mound City, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and one grandchild.

    Janice enjoyed Bingo, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.

    She married Billy Wayne Cornelius on May 15, 1970. He survives of the home.
    Other survivors include six children, Robert Herring and his partner Vickie, Janetta Boynton and husband Victor, Billie Jean and husband Christian Hurt, Janice and partner Daniel Nolan, all of St. Joseph, MO, Deanna Symmonds and partner, Omar Morales of Milan, MO and Tammy Yerington of Davenport, IA; twenty-two grandkids and twenty- eight great-grandkids.

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

    Bailey, Gladys L.

    June 21, 2011

    Gladys L. Bailey, 68, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2011, at her home.

    Gladys was born in Dexter, Arkansas, and raised in Mt. Home, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Laura (Null) Harris; infant daughter, Vickie; four brothers and two sisters.

    She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Edward Dennis Bailey; sons Rickie (Tina) Bailey, Bear, Delaware and Michael Bailey, Tampa, FL; three grandsons and one sister, Maxine.

    Services 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Bailey will be cremated following the service.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or NW MO Regional Arthritis Association.

    Nold, Pauline Frances (Palmer)

    June 21, 2011

    Pauline Frances (Palmer) Nold, 86, St. Joseph, MO, went to meet her Lord and Savior peacefully, on Sunday, June 19, 2011, at a St. Joseph residential care facility, surrounded by her loving family.

    Pauline was born on April 1, 1925, in St. Joseph, to William G. and Katie M. (Gibson) Palmer. She attended school at St. Patrick’s School, and was a graduate of Convent of the Sacred Heart in St. Joseph. She was a former member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and a present member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church and the Altar Society. During World War II, she worked at Quaker Oats. She married Alfred John Nold on February 1, 1947, in St. Joseph and became a homemaker. He passed away on January 18, 2004.

    Pauline was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William, Clint, Arthur and Michael and sisters, Edith and Mary.

    Pauline was a very loving, caring and giving mother and grandmother who will be greatly missed.

    Survivors include two sons, Michael A. (Pamela) Nold, Easton, MO and Gregory F. (Jane) Nold, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Amber, Eric, Mark, Andy and Nate; great-grandchildren, Paige, Madalyn and Echo; and sister, Margaret Benjamin, Boulder, CO.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Horigan Chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

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

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

    Pauline’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the Vintage Gardens staff, Hands of Hope Hospice and Shepherd House staff.

    Smith, Sr. Russell

    June 14, 2011

    Russell E. Smith, Sr. 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday,
    June 11, 2011 at his home.

    Russell was born March 18, 1940 in Trenton, Missouri to Russell L.
    and Alberta E. (Bush) Smith. He was the owner and operator of
    Smith’s Gutter & Siding Company. He was a member of the
    Eureka Valley Baptist Church and the Glass Corvette Club.

    Russell was preceded in death by his parents.

    He married Karen S. Ellis on May 8, 1958 in St. Joseph, she survives
    of the home.

    Additional survivors include sons, Russell E. Smith, Jr. and his wife,
    Carol, Charles R. Smith and his wife, Hollie, all of St. Joseph, Jack
    Smith and his wife, Lisa, Ronald A. Smith and Lisa, all of Savannah,
    Missouri; daughter, Carolyn Marschel and her husband, Jeffrey,
    St. Joseph; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; sister,
    Janet L. Cooperider, St. Joseph; numerous nieces and nephews.

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

    Schank, Loren Cordell “Yo-Yo”

    June 14, 2011

    Loren Cordell Schank “YoYo”, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 at a local hospital.

    Cordell was born May 19, 1940 to Adlia and Thelma (Taylor) Schank in rural Oregon, Missouri,
    where he was raised. He graduated from Fillmore High School and
    then started his 30 year career at Wire Rope Corporation.

    Cordell was a college football and basketball fan. He loved to travel, fish and
    had an extensive collection of cologne. He loved his cat, “Bluebell”.

    Cordell was married to Patricia Bush, she survives of the home. He belonged to
    United Steel Workers #5783, United Way of St. Joseph and was a member of
    St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

    Cordell was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Zackery Pfleiderer;
    brothers, Dwight Schank and Orland Schank.

    Additional survivors include sons, Russell Schank, Overland Park, Kansas,
    Roger Schank, Randy Schank, David Schank, all of St. Joseph, Steven Jones,
    Savannah, Missouri, Kenneth Jones, Oregon; daughter, Theresa
    Pfleiderer, Savannah; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers,
    Roderick “Dick” Schank, Amazonia, Missouri, Gilbert Schank, St. Joseph;
    three sisters, Linda Patterson, Fillmore, Missouri, Martha Gaukel, Barnard,
    Missouri and Carrie Schank, St. Joseph.

    Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am, Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Forest City, Missouri.
    Visitation will begin after 12 noon on Tuesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel,
    where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Tuesday evening. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Oregon, Missouri.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.

    Motsinger, Wendell

    June 11, 2011

    Wendell A. Motsinger
    1931 – 2011

    Wendell A. Motsinger, 79, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Saturday,
    June 11, 2011 at his home.

    Wendell was born October 22, 1931 in Grant City, Missouri to Almon and
    Margart (Scadden) Motsinger. He served his country in the Air Force
    during the Korean Conflict.

    Wendell was a self-employed lumberman. He married Jeanette Helen
    Miliszewski on February 12, 1955 in Adams, Massachusetts, she preceded
    him in death on July 18, 2009.

    Wendell was mason and a member of the Shriners, Elks and Kiwanis.

    Wendell was also preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Marion
    “Kay” Motsinger.

    Survivors include son, Mike Motsinger, Stewartsville, Missouri;
    daughter, Lisa Salmons and her fiancee, Les Stickley, St. Joseph; four
    grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two more on the way; brother,
    Larry Motsinger and his wife, Shirley.

    Mr. Motsinger has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-
    Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Private family services will be held at a
    later date.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Fountains at Corby Place.

    Clark, Norman F.

    June 11, 2011

    Norman F. Clark, Sr.
    1924 – 2011

    Norman F. Clark Sr., 87, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, June 10, 2011, at the MO Veterans Home in Cameron, MO.

    Norman was born in Easton, MO, on May 28, 1924, to Bertha (Gerding) Clark and William Jackson Clark, Sr. He was a member of Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Norman was also a 32 degree mason and fifty year member of Saxton Lodge No. 508. He worked as an Engineer for Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring after 27 years service.

    Norman was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Clark and sister, Venice Kabel.

    Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Mary (Huber) Clark, of the home; daughter, Rita Hanks and her husband Don, Smithville, MO; son, Norman Clark and his wife Judy, Huntersville, NC; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Clark, Easton, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services: 12:00 Noon Monday, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Blakely Cemetery.

    The room will be open to the public at 8:00 a.m. Monday. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the Service.

    Memorial contributions are suggested to Harmony Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
    San Antonio, MO.

    Thompkins, Melissa

    June 9, 2011

    Brother and sister Christopher Michael Kelley, 33, and Melissa Marie Tompkins, 24, both of St. Joseph, left this world together to be with their Lord and Savior as the result of a car accident on June 5, 2011.

    Chris was born August 7, 1977 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Left to cherish his memory is soul mate and life-long companion, Amber Azzopardi and children, Callista, Cassandra, Chance, and Celeste Kelley.

    Melissa was born February 7, 1987 in St. Joseph. She leaves behind her loving husband, Shaun Tompkins and daughters, Chasity, Abygail, and Melany.

    Additional survivors include their mother, Patricia Krimmel; father and step mother, Jack and Mary Krimmel; brother, Jack Kelley (Jessica); step brother, Jerry Pitthan; step sisters, Rachel Masterson, Megan Schneeflock, and Rebecca Amayo; cousin, Nicholas Kleckner; nephew, Dylan Kelley; uncles, Ron Trader, David Pierson, and Frank, Vern, Larry, Joseph, Tyrone, and Victor Krimmel; aunts, Wanita Mcnabb, Jo Hurt, Juanita Kopp-Noble, Viola Danner, and Terry Pausley; as well as many other cousins, family, and friends.

    They were preceded in death by their grandmothers, Ruth Krimmel and Lorraine Keefer; aunt, Frankie Louth; and Chris’s son/Melissa’s nephew, Dallas Kelley.

    Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1813 S 12th St., St. Joseph, MO 64503. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

    Kelley, Christopher

    June 9, 2011

    Brother and sister Christopher Michael Kelley, 33, and Melissa Marie Tompkins, 24, both of St. Joseph, left this world together to be with their Lord and Savior as the result of a car accident on June 5, 2011.

    Chris was born August 7, 1977 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Left to cherish his memory is soul mate and life-long companion, Amber Azzopardi and children, Callista, Cassandra, Chance, and Celeste Kelley.

    Melissa was born February 7, 1987 in St. Joseph. She leaves behind her loving husband, Shaun Tompkins and daughters, Chasity, Abygail, and Melany.

    Additional survivors include their mother, Patricia Krimmel; father and step mother, Jack and Mary Krimmel; brother, Jack Kelley (Jessica); step brother, Jerry Pitthan; step sisters, Rachel Masterson, Megan Schneeflock, and Rebecca Amayo; cousin, Nicholas Kleckner; nephew, Dylan Kelley; uncles, Ron Trader, David Pierson, and Frank, Vern, Larry, Joseph, Tyrone, and Victor Krimmel; aunts, Wanita Mcnabb, Jo Hurt, Juanita Kopp-Noble, Viola Danner, and Terry Pausley; as well as many other cousins, family, and friends.

    They were preceded in death by their grandmothers, Ruth Krimmel and Lorraine Keefer; aunt, Frankie Louth; and Chris’s son/Melissa’s nephew, Dallas Kelley.

    Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 13, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1813 S 12th St., St. Joseph, MO 64503. Private family burial will be held at a later date.

    Stout Sr., David R.

    June 7, 2011

    David R. Stout, Sr.
    1940 – 2011

    David Stout, Sr., 70, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, June 6, 2011 at
    Saxton Woods Chateau.

    David was born December 11, 1940 in Maitland, Missouri to Otis and Mary
    (Hinton) Stout. He worked in oil fields as a welder.

    Survivors include sons, David Stout, Jr., Robbie Stout; daughters, Beverly Lukehart,
    Judy Fletcher; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Stout has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. There will not be any services at our chapel, but a register book will be available to sign.

    Clark, Harold V.

    June 7, 2011

    Harold V. Clark
    1919 – 2011

    Harold V. Clark, 92, Country Club, MO, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at his home.

    Harold was born in St. Joseph, MO on February 1, 1919, to William Arthur and Lillie Pearl (Nold) Clark. He was a farmer and also worked in maintenance for the Savannah R-III School District.

    Harold was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Clark; sister, Elsie Goff; and grandson, Kellen Clark.

    Harold married Darlyne Stufflebean on August 23, 1941, in Oregon, MO. She survives of the home. He is also survived by his children, Larry (Margie) Clark, Nancy (Bill) Sauter and Bill Clark; five grandchildren, Brady Sauter, Colby Clark, Jentry Prine, Shauna Clark and Erin Clark; and four great-grandchildren.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Private inurnment at a later date.

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

    The family suggests memorial contributions to Kendallwood Hospice.

    Jones, Mavis Rose

    June 7, 2011

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mavis Rose Jones, Kansas City, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011.

    Mavis Rose Jones was born November, 27, 1922 in St. Joseph, the daughter of Gertrude Rose Huffman and Charley Clarence Clampitt. She grew up in St. Joseph, graduating from Benton High School in 1940 and from Platt-Gard Secretarial School in 1941.

    She was married to James Richard “Dick” Jones, also of St. Joseph, on December 18, 1941 and they celebrated 64 years of marriage before his passing in 2005.

    Mrs. Jones worked in the office of Standard Brands, Kansas City, Mo., moving there in 1945, then moving to Topeka, Kan., in 1949, where Mr. Jones was transferred. They moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2000, returning to Kansas City in 2002. Mrs. Jones was a member of First Christian Church and Good Fellowship Class and The Research Club of Topeka.

    Her husband precededed her in death in January, 2005. A brother, Edward C. Clampitt of St. Joseph also preceded her in death.

    Survivors include a son, Randall S. Jones of Monument, Colo.; a daughter, Marla S. Jones, Los Angeles, Calif.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith and Sidenfaden Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour before services. Interment: Memorial Park Cemetery.

    Tanner, Helen D.

    June 7, 2011

    Helen D. Tanner
    1933 – 2011

    Helen Dorothea Tanner, 78, St. Joseph, MO, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care facility.

    Helen was born on January 7, 1933, in Washington, D.C. She was a longtime resident of St. Joseph, a graduate of Central High School and a member of Cathedral of St. Joseph.

    She married Loren W. Tanner on June 30, 1951. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Lauine and Helen (Nix) Moyer, and two brothers, David and Phillip Moyer.

    Helen loved to work in her flower garden and to go camping with her family in their travel trailer. She owned Helen’s Antiques for many years.

    Survivors include her brother, James (Norma) Moyer; two sisters, Christine (Bob) Willoughby and Debbie (Keith) Duncan; children, Stephen (Kathy) Tanner, Apple Valley, MN, David Tanner, Buffalo Grove, IL, Joyce (Jess) LaFollette, St. Joseph, MO; seven grandchildren, Julie Finley, Michael Tanner, Kristin Turner, Amy Tanner, Ashley Tanner, Janessa and Jillian LaFollette; and seven great-grandchildren.

    The family would like to give special thanks to Vintage Gardens and her sister, Debbie Duncan, who took special care of Helen over the last few months and Emeli Price of Vintage Home Health Care for taking her out on weekly ventures over the past year.

    Mass of Christian Burial 9:00 a.m. Thursday at Cathedral of St. Joseph. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

    The family suggests memorials to Cathedral of St. Joseph or to American Cancer Society.

    Lilly, Leona

    June 7, 2011

    Leona Lilly
    1918 – 2011

    Leona (Collinsworth) Lilly, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at Carriage Square Health Care Center.

    Leona was born on June 15, 1918, in Ravenwood, Missouri, to LaVelle MaDonna and Ella Marie (Rogers) Collinsworth. She was a graduate of Central High School, in St. Joseph and a member of Long Branch Christian Church, where she was active as the organist and pianist. Seward and Leona owned and operated Driftwood Restaurant in St. Joseph and she volunteered at Patee House Museum.

    Leona married Seward William Lilly on October 24, 1936, in Troy Kansas. He passed away on May 10, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and daughter, Joyce Marie Cox.

    Survivors include her son, Seward William (Sandra) Lilly, Jr.,Bullhead City, AZ; two daughters, Carol (Jack) Sealey, Weatherby, MO and Debbie (Mike) Shores, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Laura (Andy) Smith, David (Angela) Sealey, Cindy (Brian) Holmes, Rick (Sandra) Cox, Bill Cox, Stephen Lilly and Shaun Lilly; great-grandchildren: Zackary Sealey, Avree Sealey, Rylie Sealey, Kristi Holmes, Dustin Holmes, Aaron Bartram, Eric Cox, Kenneth Cox, Khristopher Cox, Joshua Cox and seven great-great-grandchildren.

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

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

    Scott, Russell T. “Scotty”

    June 3, 2011

    TYLER, Texas — Russell T. “Scotty” Scott, 70, of Tyler, Texas, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, in Little Rock, Ark.

    Services for Mr. Scott will be held on Saturday, June 4, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor David Moore officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in St. Joseph under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home. Visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith Funeral Home in St. Joseph.

    Tyler arrangements are under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler, Texas. He was born September 11, 1940 in St. Joseph to Russell Louis and Lola Marie Resler Scott Abbott. He graduated from St. Joseph Junior College and attended Kansas University in Lawrence, Kan.

    Mr. Scott worked at Swift & Company until 1970 when he moved to Dallas, Texas. There he formed several companies with business partner Mike Loehr in the food, software and transportation industry with offices in several locations. He maintained residences in Dallas, Texas, Vail, Colo., and Tyler, Texas, where he resided at the time of his passing and near his beloved ranch in Overton, Texas.

    Mr. Scott was a committed Christian and watch care member of the First Baptist Church of Tyler and a long time member of St. Paul Lutheran church in St. Joseph. He was a passionate supporter of St. Paul Lutheran School.

    Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his father, Russell Louis Scott; mother, Lola Marie Resler Scott Abbott; step father, John Robert Abbott; and half brother, Robert Lawrence Abbott.

    He is survived by his longtime friend and caregiver, James D. Bozman; a number of cousins; and a host of friends too numerous to mention. Pallbearers will be Rod Stevenson, Mickey Roberts, Ron Pister, Larry Pilgram, Jack Haynes, Ben Haynes, and Andy Pierce. Honorary pallbearer will be Dick DeShon.

    If desired, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School at 4715 Fredrick Avenue, St. Joseph, MO 64506.

    De Spain Jr, Lloyd

    June 1, 2011

    Lloyd A. De Spain, Jr.
    1950 – 2011

    Lloyd A. “Sonny Boy” De Spain, Jr., 60, lifelong resident of St. Joseph, Missouri, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at a St. Joseph health care center.

    Lloyd was born on October 12, 1950, in St. Joseph, to Virginia Darlyne (Ingram) and Lloyd A. De Spain, Sr. Lloyd was preceded in death by his father and three grandchildren. He worked as an investigator in law enforcement.

    Survivors include his children, Lloyd (Teresa) De Spain, III, Savannah, MO, Lisa (Jason) Crockett, St. Joseph, MO, Roy (Erin Gibbons) De Spain, St. Joseph, MO, Jessica De Spain, St. Joseph, MO; grandson who was raised in the home, Joshua Thomas; thirteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; mother, Virginia De Spain, St. Joseph, MO; three sisters, Alyce King, Jerre Moore and Janet De Spain, all of St. Joseph, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO.

    Visitation will begin after 9:00 a.m. Friday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening.

    Hoppe, Paul A.

    May 30, 2011

    Paul A. Hoppe
    1919 – 2011

    Paul A. Hoppe, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 at a local health care facility.

    Paul was born February 27, 1919 in St. Joseph to August F. and Adelaide (Dietsch) Hoppe. He graduated from Christian Brothers High School with the Class of 1936.

    Paul married Betty Ann Johnson on June 5, 1943, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, she preceded him in death on March 6, 2011. A veteran of World War II, he
    served in the Army Air Corps Station at Hammerfield in Fresno, California. During the war, Paul and Betty lived in Fresno, where their first child was born. After the war, they returned to St. Joseph, where they have lived since.

    After the war, he was employed by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He then joined the family business, Scanlan’s Hardware, from where he retired as owner/manager, after 40 years.

    Paul was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, where he was a choir member, Cantor and Eucharistic Minister. He was the first Catholic Cantor in St. Joseph and sang for many occasions at all different Churches.

    Paul belonged to American Legion Post #359, Knights of Columbus Council 571, and 4th Degree General Assembly #569. He was a board member of Inter-Serv, Allied Arts Council, Past President of Bishop LeBlond PTA, and also a member of the Southside Rotary Club.

    Paul was preceded in death by his parents: son-in-law, Jim F. Evans; brother, Gene Hoppe; sister, Madeline McGarry; and infant sister, Rosemary Hoppe.

    Survivors include daughter Beth Hoppe Evans; son, Gary Hoppe and his wife, Barbara; grandson, Chris Hoppe and his wife, Karrey, of Lawrence, Kansas; two nephews, David McGarry and Dennis McGarry.

    Mass of Christian Burial 11 am, Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Visitation will begin after 9 am Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Wednesday evening. Prayer Service at 6 pm. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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

    Fry, James “Jim”

    May 30, 2011

    James “Jim” Fry
    1947 – 2011

    James “Jim” Fry, 64, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011.

    Jim was born February 24, 1947 in Sterling, Illinois to James R. and Mildred E. (Wilson) Fry. He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

    Jim was an auto body repairman. He was an avid car enthusiast, who truly enjoyed the process of rebuilding cars. In addition, he was an outdoorsman that relished any opportunity to camp, fish or hunt.

    Jim was preceded in death by his parents.

    Survivors include son, Jeremy, his wife, Erica, their daughter, Kinsley, St. Louis, Missouri; and son, Preston Fry, Kansas City, Missouri.

    The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Mr. Fry has been cremated.

    The family suggests memorial contributions to the Arthritis National Research Foundation.

    Bender, Kathryn M.

    May 28, 2011

    Kathryn M. Bender
    1918 – 2011

    Kathryn M. Bender, 92, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away at home with her family at her side, due to some complications.

    Kathryn was born in Weatherby, Missouri, and then moved by wagon to Oregon, Missouri, where she was raised on a farm. She was an apartment owner for sixty-five years and worked for G.A. Thompson Wallpaper and Paints for twenty-five years as a paint mixer and decorator. She was also a business lady who owned the Candy Shoppe and the Budget Rose Shop.

    Kathryn was an active member and very devoted to St. Peter Lutheran Church. She contributed much of her life taking her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other children to Church, performing under God as a Disciple. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and so very dedicated to her family. She was a very special and loving person who never met a stranger.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Burris and Katie Noel; a brother, Billy Noel; her childhood sweetheart, Loren Bender, who was killed on Iwo Jima during WW II; Charles Lesher, who died of war wounds from WW II; Dwain Adams, who was a disabled veteran from WW II; William H. Marlin, who was a big contributor to WW II, building airplanes; and one granddaughter, Deborah Riley.

    Kathryn is survived by a daughter, Dixie Jo Glidewell; two sons, Larry N. Bender and Stanley D. Adams; six grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild. She was also survived by a wonderful caregiver, Janis Pritchard, who was also a dear friend along with Annette Clayton.

    Mother will be so missed.

    The family would like to thank Hands of Hope Hospice for all their caring and support.

    Services 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Memorial Park Cemetery, St. Joseph, MO at a later date.

    Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon Tuesday at the Chapel, where the family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening. The family suggests memorial contributions to Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel, to help defray funeral expenses.

    Lette, Ann

    May 28, 2011

    Ann Lette
    1935 – 2011

    Ann Lette, 76, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

    Ann was born on May 15, 1935, in Altha, Florida, to Joseph and Joyce (Guy) Brown. She had resided in California, then moved to Missouri in 1993.

    Ann was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and grandson, Wayland Pore.

    Survivors include her husband, Bob Lette, of the home; daughter, Wanda (Merlin) Pore, Springfield, VA, son, Larry (Shelly) Windham, St. Joseph, MO, daughter, Jacque (Brad) O’Dell, St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren, Larry (Shandi) Windham Jr., Christopher (Missy) Windham, Dr. Timothy Windham, Ashley Windham, William Windham and Avery (Jessica) Pore; great-grandchildren, Bryson Windham, Braylan Windham, Brock Windham, Owen Windham and Cooper O’Dell; nephew, Brian Pottage and friends, Ed and Jackie Carson. She will be missed by many friends in Hamilton, Missouri.

    Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. Inurnment Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita, KS, at a later date.

    Mattson, Dan

    May 28, 2011

    Dan Mattson
    1947 – 2011

    Dan Mattson, born July 25, 1947 passed away unexpectedly at is home on May 21, 2011.

    Dan married Diana “Sue” Baker, she survives of the home. He worked for the City of St. Joseph for 42 years, before retiring in July of 2009.

    Dan enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, camping, boating, and other
    outdoor activities. He was an avid poker player and loved playing his favorite music.

    Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Leona Mattson; brother, James Mattson; sisters, Ruth Smith, Carol Blacketer; nephew, Gary Blacketer.

    Additional survivors include sons, Rob (Dana) Mattson, James (Michelle) Mattson;
    step-daughters, Kim Jensen, Amy (Josh) Baldwin; sister, Pat Meyer, all of St. Joseph; brother, Chuck (Penny) Mattson, LeClede, Idaho; ten grandchildren, MacKinzi, Chandler, Cody, Quinton, Dylan, Cody, Tanner, Breanna, Brittni, Matthias; his beloved dog, Paxton; numerous nieces and nephews.

    Memorial services 10 am, Wednesday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel.
    The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service at our Chapel. Mr. Mattson
    will be cremated. Inurnment at Bethel Cemetery, DeKalb, Missouri following the service.

    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the St. Joseph Animal Shelter.

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